The Young Eagles with Mamady Diambou in their ranks twice battled back in the U23 African Cup of Nations semi-final against Morocco, only for Mali's youngsters to miss out on a spot in the final after a penalty shoot-out.
Mamady Diambou put in a superb performance and levelled for 1-1 in extra time. Despite Mali being knocked out of the competition, our young midfielder was named Man of the Match for his great showing.
There is now a clash for third place against Guinea ahead. Anyone thinking there was nothing at stake in that would be sorely mistaken, as the winners of the game are to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
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