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CAF U20 Cup of Nations: Mali coach Mamoutou Kane eyes win over Ghana ahead of final group game

Published on: 07 February 2019

Coach of the young eagles of Mali Mamoutou Kane says his side will go into the final group B game against Ghana for all three points at stake. 

Mali defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 on Wednesday to enhance their chances of qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland later this year.

“When we win its okay and when we don’t people start to question our tactics and choices but I share the same feeling as the Burkina Faso coach because it is not easy,” he said after the win over Burkina Faso.

“The most important thing is to win so we managed to do that because in this game it was only about winning. The manner and style doesn’t matter.”

Ahead of Saturday's crucial game against the Black Satellites, coach Kane has charged his boys to go in for a win.

“We will now go into the next game trying to get a win and see how the standings look at that stage.”

A win for Mali will see them join Senegal as countries to qualify for the World Cup.

However a draw for Ghana will see the Black Satellites through to the semis and the global showpiece.

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