Mali's Seydou Keita out of decisive Nations Cup qualifier

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 9 Oct 2012

Mali skipper Seydou Keita to miss Saturday's clash against Botswana in an African Nations Cup qualifier due to injury

Midfielder Seydou Keita (Photo: Reuters)

Mali midfielder Seydou Keita will not be able to play in his side's clash against Botswana in the second leg of the final African Nations qualifier on Saturday after picking up an injury.

The former Barcelona man, who joined Chinese outfit Dalian Aerbin in the summer, is also joined on the sidelines by Randers defender Adama Tamboura and Guingamp striker Moustapha Yatabare, who are also injured. 

Mali, who finished third in the 2012 Nations Cup, are expected to seal passage to next year's edition in South Africa, having beaten Botswana 3-0 in the first leg in Bamako last month.

The second leg takes place in Botswana on Saturday.

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