Malian Football Federation sack head coach


The Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) has terminated its collaboration with senior national team coach Eric Sékou Chelle, effective immediately.

This unanimous decision was made by the Executive Committee during an extraordinary session, with the consent of the relevant authorities on Thursday.

The decision followed poor results in the recent 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Mali recently lost 2-1 at home to Ghana at the Stade du Mars in Bamako and drew with a ten-man Madagascar in Johannesburg, South Africa.

MALI COACH – Eric Sékou Chelle


With just five points from four matches, Mali faces a tough challenge in their quest to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

FEMAFOOT thanked Sekou Chelle for his efforts in coaching the national team, the Eagles, and expressed gratitude to the top authorities, especially the Department of Sports, for their continuous support of the national teams.

This change signifies a new chapter for Malian football, and the federation is expected to start looking for a new coach to lead the team.

The announcement, signed by Moussa Silvain Diakité, the 1st Vice President of FEMAFOOT, was made public on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Bamako, Mali.

With this decision, Mali joins other African nations that are updating their coaching staff ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for Morocco 2025.




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