Selected by Mali for the qualifying matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the academician JMG from Bamako only took part in two games. He played 35 minutes in the first game that Mali won 1-0 against Rwanda and was a reserve for the game against Uganda which ended in the score of 0-0. During the international break, RC Lens explained that the midfielder had decided to temporarily leave the team.
The midfielder who has 8 caps has finally decided to take some time off from his country’s selection. Here is RC Lens’ comment in The voice of the North newspaper. “After talking with the coach and officially contacting the federation, Cheick Doucouré decided to temporarily withdraw from the selection. It is a personal decision that he took care to motivate with the various representatives of the Malian federation, “detailed the current second in Ligue 1. A major absence for Mali, which lost one of its men on fitter since the start of the season at this a few weeks before the African Cup of Nations.
Last Friday Cheick Doucouré against Estac (9 p.m.) had his eleventh start of the season with Lens. He only missed two games (4th and 5th day) due to a suspension following his red card received in Monaco (2-0, August 21). At only 21 years old, he is now part of the artesian midfield executives.
It should be remembered that Séko Fofana also refused the summons from Côte d’Ivoire. The decision of the two players is surely related to the fact that RC Lens is fighting for the title of the French championship