Published on 03.28.2023 at 8:24 p.m. by Journal du Mali
The Eagles needed a win to qualify. The mission is failed. Mali lost 1-0 to Gambia in Casablanca in the match counting for the next CAN qualifiers. Better organized and facing a Mali team that lacked creativity, the Scorpions scored from a set piece ten minutes from the end of the game. Coach Eric Sekou Chelle, who had made 9 changes compared to Friday’s match in Bamako, was unable to find the solutions to force the Gambian bloc. This victory for Gambia revives the Mali group. The Eagles remain in the lead with nine points but are now closely followed by Gambia and Congo who both have six points. South Sudan brings up the rear with three points. For its next match, Mali will travel to Congo on June 12. A decisive match for the rest of the playoffs. This defeat is the first in an official match for the new coach Eric Sékou Chelle.