Wolves winger Adama Traore, 30 others in Mali squad for October friendlies
The Eagles have a date with Ghana and then Iran next month.
Mali coach, Mohammed Magassouba has named Wolves winger Adama Traore in a 31-man squad for their October international friendlies against Ghana and Iran.
The Eagles face Black Stars on Friday, October 9 before taking on the Iranians four days later, all in Turkey.
Traore, 24, is eligible to play for both national teams, having been born in Spain, while his parents hail from the West African nation. He has been invited to the Spain national team twice but failed to honour both calls – due to injury and the most recently because of COVID-19.
The Eagles squad for the two friendlies made room for only one home-based player in goalkeeper Djigui Diarra.
Aside Adama Traore, there is also debut call-up for Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien), Ibrahim Mounkoro (TP Mazembe), Mamadou Samassa (Sivasspor), Adama Keita (Djoliba AC)
Hamari Traoré (Stade Rennes), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimarães), Massadio Haidara (RC Lens), Charles Traoré (FC Nantes), Molla Wague (Amiens SC), Mamadou Fofana (FC Metz), Aboubacar Kouyate (FC Metz), Sikou Niakate ( EA Guingamp)
Diadie Samassekou (TSG Hoffenheim), Cheick Doucoure (RC Lens), Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig), Lassana Coulibaly (Angers FC), Mohammed Camara (Red Bull Salzburg), Adama Noss Traoré (Hatayspor), Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion), Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton FC)
Moussa Djenepo (Southampton FC), Adama Malouda Traoré (Al-Adalah), Moussa Doumbia (Stade Reims), Abdoulaye Diaby (Sporting Lisbon), Kalifa Coulibaly (FC Nantes), Sekou Koita (Red Bull Salzburg), El Bilal Touré (Stade Reims), Moussa Marega (FC Porto), Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hadi Sacko (Denizlispor), Kevin Zohi (Racing Strasbourg)