MATCH CENTRE

SAT 22 JULY 2017, 19:00, BAMAKO

4
VS
0

Mali thump hapless Gambia in Bamako

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat July 22, 21:39

Mali thumped Gambia 4-0 in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier Zone West A second-leg match at the Stade Modibo Kéïta in Bamako on Saturday.

The victory sees the Eagles advance to the next round where they will face either Mauritania or Liberia, while the Scorpians are out of qualifying campaign.

Gambia managed to contain the Eagles, who were eager to break the deadlock in the first-half.

As a result, Mali and Gambia were locked at 0-0 during the half-time break.

The deadlock was broken a few minutes into the second-half as the home side's pressure finally paid off.

Ibrahima Kone, the Eagles attacker was the man, who hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Mali.

It was soon 2-0 to Mali with Kone completing his brace seven minutes after the hour-mark.

The attacker then completed his hat-trick with nine minutes left on the clock - making it 3-0 to Mali in the process.

Kone then set-up Goune Niangadou, who sealed Mali's 4-0 victory in stoppage time.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
MALI GAMBIA
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
5
Defender
3
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
21
0
Defender
15
19
Defender
13
Defender
0
23
Defender
18
Defender
4
Defender
9
Defender
3
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
14
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