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Adama Traore included in Mali 31 man squad for Ghana and Iran friendlies.



Mali Football National team Head Coach, Mohammed Magassouba has included Wolverhampton  Wanderers forward, Adama Traore in the 31man squad set to play two international friendlies games  against Ghana and Iran in Turkey.

The Giant forward, Adama was born and raised in Spain with his parents hailing from Mali.

Adama has represented Spanish National team at  under levels (U16, U17, U19 and U21) and has not made the senior debut for them, despite the fact that he has been called twice by Luis Enrique who is the head coach of Spain National football.

Enrique first called him last year 2019 but pulled out of the squad due to injury and again received his second national team call up in  August this year when Spain was preparing take part  in Nations League games, but this time round he tested positive for Covid 19 and was left out of the squad.

Adama Traore is legible to represent either country of his choice. And Mali has been making all efforts to lure the speedy Marchant forward to change Allegiance play for them.

Magassouba has also included Everton Midfielder, Abdoulaye Doucoure who is making his debut call up to Mali National. But for Doucoure has represented France at under age levels.

Mali will play Black Stars of Ghana on 9th October before winding up the international friendly with Iran on 13th, and all games to be played in Turkey.

Here is ‘The Eagles’ 31 man  full squad.

Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien), Ibrahim Mounkoro (TP Mazembe), Mamadou Samassa (Sivasspor), Adama Keita (Djoliba AC)


Hamari Traoré (Stade Rennes), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimarães), Massadio Haidara (RC Lens), Charles Traoré (FC Nantes), Molla Wague (Amiens SC), Mamadou Fofana (FC Metz), Aboubacar Kouyate (FC Metz), Sikou Niakate ( EA Guingamp)


Diadie Samassekou (TSG Hoffenheim), Cheick Doucoure (RC Lens), Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig), Lassana Coulibaly (Angers FC), Mohammed Camara (Red Bull Salzburg), Adama Noss Traoré (Hatayspor), Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion), Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton FC)


Moussa Djenepo (Southampton FC), Adama Malouda Traoré (Al-Adalah), Moussa Doumbia (Stade Reims), Abdoulaye Diaby (Sporting Lisbon), Kalifa Coulibaly (FC Nantes), Sekou Koita (Red Bull Salzburg), El Bilal Touré (Stade Reims), Moussa Marega (FC Porto), Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hadi Sacko (Denizlispor), Kevin Zohi (Racing Strasbourg).

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