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Djoliba AC Coach Diarra Optimistic of Progress Ahead of APR Fc Return Leg

by Bonnie Mugabe
12:14 pm

Djoliba Athletic Club team following their arrival at Kigali International Airport on Thursday evening. Courtesy Photo

Malian side Djoliba Athletic Club head coach, Fanyeri Diarra is sure of progress to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Malian national made the assurance moments after his team’s arrival at Kigali International Airport on Thursday with the team ahead of the return leg with Rwandan side APR Fc due on Saturdayat Amahoro Stadium in Kigali City.

He said, “APR Fc is a good team, they caused all sorts of problems in the first leg held at home but we managed to win. Our target is to extend our lead by scoring more goals.”

“However, we expect a tough game because APR Fc will be playing behind their

Djoliba Athletic Club head coach Fanyeri Diarra. Courtesy Photo

home fans and we must avoid any mistakes if we are to progress to the next round which I am assured of. We shall play as a unit to ensure qualification. We have done the work necessary,” added Fanyeri.


The team then checked in at Grand Legacy Hotel in the Kigali City.

Djoliba Athletic Club will train at Amahoro Stadium on Friday evening for the mandatory last training session.

CAF Confederation Cup (1st Round, Return Leg):

Saturday, 17th March 2018

APR Fc (Rwanda) vs Djoliba AC De Bamako (Mali) – Amahoro Stadium (Agg: 0-1)

Djoliba Athletic Club squad:

Goalkeepers: Adama Keita and Amara Traore

Defenders: Siaka Bagayoko, Moussa Sissoko, Emile Koné, Abdoulaye Diady, Mamoutou Kouyaté, Mamadou Cissé and Oumar Kida,

Midfielders: Niang Boubacar, Traoré Seydou, Naby Souma, Mohamed Cissé, Cheick Bourama Doumbia and Seydou Diallo.

Forwards:M’Baye Youssouf, Maiga Mamadou, Cheikh Niang andCissé Oumar Kida

Staff: Fanyeri Diarra (head coach), Harouna Samake (assistant coach), Boubacar Coulibary (Fitness Coach) and Halidou Maiga (Doctor).