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Mauritania stun Mali to reach CHAN finals

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat August 19, 21:29

Mauritania stunned Mali 1-0 in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers on Saturday.

The hard-fought victory earns Les Mourabitones a place in next year CHAN finals after winning the tie 3-2 on aggregate.

The West Zone A second-leg clash was played at the Stade Modibo Kéïta in Mali's capital city, Bamako.

The visitors took the lead in the 27th minute and it was Abdoulaye Gaye, who hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Mauritania.

Mali's Sekou Diarra then received a red card and Mauritania held on to their lead until the referee blew the half-time whistle.

Les Mourabitones also stood firm at the back in the second-half against Les Aigles and ultimately, they ran out 1-0 winners.

Mauritania qualify for the CHAN finals for the second time having participated in the 2014 tournament in South Africa.

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