2015, Mali’s lost generation

Mali is far from being a great African team. His best achievement at the African Cup is the second place… In 1972. So , in 2015 the illusion was unleashed when His Under-20 team won the bronze medal at the World Cup in New Zealand. There was a great generation coming. Or so they thought.

The illusion was logical , because the last time Mali took third place in the U-20 World Cup (1999, Spain won with Xavi, yesti, Marchena…) Many historical players came out. In that team were Seydou Keita (former for Barcelona or Sevilla) or Adama Coulibaly(the third player with the most caps for the first national team).

Moreover, the Golden Ball of the 2015 championship was: Adama Traoré. The list of the best players of the U-20 World Cup has names that make you dizzy: Maradona, Messi, Adriano, Pogba… But also many others who did not respond to expectations. Traore one is one of them.

Monaco paid 14 million euros for him that summer, but he played only 27 matches there. Since then, he has gone through six teams in nine years and He is currently playing for Hull City in the English Championship.. He has already lost the title that he had at the beginning of the season. Against South Africa, he was a substitute. Like Diabaté, another team from the Under-20 team. This one did not come off in the 78th minute. Only the Porter Diarra was a starter in 2015 and is also the starter today. The only one from a generation who, by age (28-29 years old), should be in his country The peak, And this day is a disappointment.

They did not need them, of course, to beat South Africa , which could have made things very complicated for them in the 19th minute. But Percy Tao threw the penalty kick The aforementioned Diarra managed to cleanse all the other arrivals. Real Sociedad footballer Hamari Traore opened the scoring by taking advantage of the rebound after a direct foul And just six minutes later, senayoko was sentenced.

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South Africa

  • 1

    Ronwyn Williams

  • 20

    Juliso modao

  • 5

    Sianda Zulu

  • 14

    Muthupi mphala

  • 6

    Aubrey Modiba

  • 10

    Tao

  • 4

    Teboho Mokoena

  • 13

    Svyvelo Sithole

  • 9

    The makguba guide

    (72′)
  • 11

    Themba Zwani
    (73′)

  • The bench
  • 17

    Zakheli lipasa

    (72′)
  • 22

    Ricardo Goss

  • 19

    Nkosinathi Sibisi

  • 15

    Munari

  • 23

    Thabelo is a brunette

  • 21

    Mehlali Mayambela

    (73′)
  • 7

    Oswin Apolis

  • 8

    Jayden Adams

  • 18

    Grant kikana

  • 2

    Nico Moby

  • 16

    Veli muthua

  • 3

    Machigo

Changes

Lassana Coulibaly (57′, Yves Bissouma), Zakheli lipasa (72′, makguba guide), Mehlali Mayambela (73′, Themba Zwane), Fussini Diabate é (77′, Aliou Ding), Ibrahim Sissoko (85′, Lassen senayoko), Baby dorgels (86′, Sushko Kushta), Boubacar Traoré (86′, Amadou Haidara)

Objectives

1-0, 59′: Hamari Traore, 2-0, 65′: Lassen senayoko

The cards

Referee: Mohamed Hussein
VAR verdict: Lahlou benbraham, Salima mukansing
Sekou niakat (17′, yellow) Kiki (42′, yellow) Muthupi mphala (57′, yellow) Sianda Zulu (76′, yellow) Lassana koibali (93′, yellow)

Classification
Series E Labour Party PJ’s Graduate People’s Army Y
1 3 1 1 0 0
2 3 1 1 0 0
3 0 1 0 0 1
4 0 1 0 0 1
Series E Labour Party PJ’s Graduate People’s Army Y
1 3 1 1 0 0
2 3 1 1 0 0
3 0 1 0 0 1
4 0 1 0 0 1

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