Mali Coach Explains Why Spurs Midfielder Is Out Of Friendly Game Against Super Eagles

Eagles of Mali head coach Eric Chelles has explained why Tottenham Hotspur midfielder
Yves Bissouma was not selected for this month‘s international window.

Friendly games against Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Mauritania were lined up for Mali this window.

On Friday the Malians defeated Mauritania and would take on the Super Eagles on Tuesday.

Bissouma was excluded from the players listed by Chelles for the friendly games.

The coach has now explained the reasons for Bissouma’s exclusion.

“Like many players, he deserves to be selected, it’s just a choice,” Chelles was quoted on

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

Meanwhile, there are reports that the Spurs midfielder has unfollowed the Malian football federation’s Instagram page.

Also, it is gathered that he has deleted all his photos with the Mali jersey from his personal account.


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