Mali call up rookie striker Ticoro Keita to replace Moussa Marega in squad for Ghana friendly

Ticoro Keita

Ticoro Keita

Mali coach Alain Giresse has invited a late call up to untested youngster Tiécoro Keita for Tuesday’s friendly against Ghana.

The 20-year-old striker received the call-up to replace debutant Moussa Marega who withdrew from the squad to join his Portuguese side Maritimo prepare for the Cup semi-final match against FC Porto.

Keita, a player of FC Paris, has scored three goals in 20 matches this season.

Mali lost 4-3 to Gabon last week in their first international friendly.

Mali squad: 
Goalkeepers: Mamadou Samassa (Guingamp, France), Soumaïla Diakité (Esteghlal Khuzestan, Iran), Aly Yirango (Guingamp, France)

Defenders: Drissa Diakite (Bastia, France), Molla Wagué (Udinese, Italy), Adama Tamboura (Randers, Denmark), Idrissa Coulibaly (Hassania Agadir, Morocco), Mohamed O.Konaté (Renaissance Berkane, Morocco), Kalifa Traore (SCO Angers / France).

Midfielders :   Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton, England), Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Toulouse, France), Yacouba Sylla (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Sambou Yattabaré (Guingamp, France), Abdou Traore (Bordeaux, France), Samba Sow (Karabüksport, Turkey), Adama Traore (Lille / France), Birama Touré (Brest / France).

Forwards: Cheick Diarra Fantamady (Auxerre, France), Modibo Maiga (Metz, France), Mana Dembele (Nancy / France), Tiécoro Keita (FC Paris / France)

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