Following scaring reports that Mali could miss out on the continent’s prestigious football show in Egypt, the Eagles are finally relieved.
The Malian Football Federation (MFF) has been under close supervision of the Standardization Committee since December 2017 which was put in place to draft statuses within the Federation, recognize current affairs and prevent political interference in football by FIFA.
But recently the world’s football governing body was concerned when it noticed that none of the above was achieved ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup Of Nations.
It therefore issued an ultimatum to all stakeholders in Mali ahead of their general meeting which was held on June 15.
With intention of banning the West African country from participating at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations if they failed to get it right at the Congress.
They have struggled for over two years because the General Assembly hadn’t yet approved the statuses as per the standardization committee’s demand.
Following the above crisis Mali would have missed out on Nations Cup but reports indicate that the two parties have reached an agreement derived from the meeting.
Mali will now officially participate at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after reaching an agreement with the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
The 1972 runners up will kick start their campaign against Mauritania on June 24th at the Suez Stadium in Group E where they are also pooled with Angola and Tunisia.