CHAN 2020: Moussa Koné targets finals

After helping Mali to reach the semifinal of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) striker Moussa Koné now targets finals.

Moussa Kone has impressed so much in the ongoing CHAN in Cameroon.

The 30-year-old striker who plays for Real Bamako helped The Eagles in the most beautiful way to reach the semi-finals

Following great performances since the start of the tournament, Koné remains optimistic that his side can go to the ultimate and raise the trophy on February 7th in Yaoundé.

Moussa Koné – The Eagle to carry Mali hopes |
Moussa Koné has been a key player for Mali

“It’s true that we are in the semi-finals, but everything remains to be done,” Koné said.

“We have to win against Guinea and go to the final. We will do our best to get this victory and end the tournament in style.”

“We want to win the CHAN title for our country,” he added.

Mali will face off with Guinea in the semifinal tie at Japoma Stadium in Cameroon.

Who is Moussa Kone

Born on December 19, 1990, Koné hopes to catch the eye of recruiters present in Cameroon, and thus pursue his international career.

The striker started his career with local club ASKO, a year later he joined Real de Bamako with whom he finished as the league top scorer.

Moussa Koné then joined MAS Fez in Morocco for two seasons, including a six-month loan spell in Oman.

Koné then returned home to join Stade Malien, where he once again finished the league as top scorer, before returning to Real Bamako in December 2020.

Nouhoum Diané praise Moussa Kone

According to his coach Nouhoum Diané, remains one of the best players in the Malian league.

“He is a powerful, hard-hitting and decisive player,” the Eagles coach told 

“Koné is able to put the defense under pressure throughout the game. He is known for his abilities, intelligence and efficiency.”

“We hope that he will find all his means on Wednesday against Guinea to score goals,” he added.

Mali targets their first CHAN title on Wednesday evening as they take on fellow West African Guinea.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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