Before picking his 23 players for the Angolan AFCON, Stephen Keshi picked 26 players for the Qatar Tournament.Stephen Keshi and the Eagles of Mali will be going to Qatar and playing from December 27th to January 2nd in order to play three friendlies, against Iran, North Korea and Qatar.
For that mini-tournament, the trainer has picked 26 players, three of whom will be cut therefore making the squad for the AFCON in Angola complete.
If he has called Mas Fes' Boubacar Sidike Kone to replace Adama "Police" Coulibaly who was injured last night against Marseilles and who won't be able to make it to Doha nor to Angola as hi injury will keep him from playing in the next ten weeks.
Goalkeepers: Mahamadou Sidibé (Athlitikos Omonoia/Cyp), Oumar Sissoko (FC Metz/FRA/L2), Soumbeyla Diakité (Stade Malien Bamako)
Defenders: Adama Tamboura (Helsingborg/SWE), Amadou Sidibé (Auxerre/FRA), Adama Coulibaly (Auxerre/FRA), Boubacar, Sidike Kone (Mas Fes/MOR), Bakary Soumaré (Boulogne-sur-mer/FRA), Souleymane Diamouténé (Bari/ITA), Ousmane Berthé (Jomo Cosmos/RSA), Drissa Diakité (OGC Nice/FRA), Abdoulaye Maïga (Stade Malien Bamako)
Midfielders: Seydou Kéita (FC Barcelone/ESP), Mahamadou Diarra (Real Madrid/ESP), Bakaye Traoré (Nancy/FRA), Sidi Yaya Kéita (Xerez/ESP), El Hadj Mahamane Traoré (OGC Nice/FRA), Mohamed Lamine Sissoko (Juventus Turin/ITA), Abdou Traoré (Bordeaux/FRA), Lassana Fané (El Merreikh/SUD)
Strikers: Mamadou Bagayoko (OGC Nice/FRA), Mamadou Samassa (Valenciennes/FRA), Frédéric Oumar Kanouté (FC Séville/ESP), Modibo Maïga (Le Mans/FRA), Moustapha Yattabaré (Clermont/FRA/D2), Tènèma N’Diaye (FC Nantes/FRA/L2), Mamadou Diallo (Le Havre /FRA/L2).
Massaër Ndiaye, Goal.com