BREAKING NEWS: Friendly: Why I snubbed Bissouma for game against Nigeria – Mali coach opens up

Friendly: Why I snubbed Bissouma for game against Nigeria – Mali coach opens up

: Why I snubbed Bissouma for game against – Mali coach opens up

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Coach of the Malian national team, Eric Chelle has revealed why he snubbed highly rated midfielder, Yves Bissouma for the international friendlies against Mauritania and Nigeria.

Mali will come up against the in an international friendly game on Tuesday.

The Super Eagles have already beaten Ghana 2-1 on Friday.

There were rumours that Yves Bissouma was nursing an injury but the coach says otherwise.

Before Mali's squad announcement, Tottenham , Ange Postecoglou named the midfielder in his starting lineup for the derby at .

After the Cup of Nations, the player was accused of lack of dedication while playing for Mali.

The coach claimed that other midfielders are enjoying a better run of form than Bissouma.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the friendly games, Chelle said, “Like many players, he deserves to be selected, it's just a choice.

“In my diamond, there are players right now who are slightly safer. That doesn't mean he won't be called again.”

Meanwhile, the midfielder has unfollowed the Fédération Malienne de on and and has also deleted all pictures of himself wearing the Mali jersey from his personal account.

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