Register Login Scores


Sissoko: For Mali's People

After knocking Bafana Bafana out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals, Mali were thought to have what it takes to make the final. However, they lost 4-1 to Nigeria on Wednesday in the semi-finals and will now look to contest for third prize with Ghana.

Tonight they play Ghana in the third place playoff at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and midfielder Mohamed Sissoko believes that they can make up for their semi-final loss. He told the Siya crew that the players have the country's pride at heart and want to give them a reason to celebrate.

“We have to make up for failing to reach the final. We were sure that we would reach the final and win the trophy, but now that we are here we have to win this one. It is not just for us but for our people in Mali. 

“We played Ghana in the same group at the same stadium and we know what they are capable of doing. We lost the group game but that doesn't mean we will lose tonight. We just have to play our game and score goals to win," the Paris Saint Germain midfielder said.


Top 5

Downs To Hijack Chiefs Deal?

218 Mar 29, 2021 10:53 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

PSL Players Who Have Qualified For AFCON

16 Mar 29, 2021 11:59 AM in PSL

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

116 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

10 SA Players Silently Making Their Mark Abroad

Mar 29, 2021 01:54 PM in Players Abroad

32 Players You May Have Forgotten Played For Downs

38 Apr 08, 2021 08:01 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

116 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

Khan Urges Chiefs To Sign 'Underrated' Midfielder

43 Apr 11, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

CAF QF Draw Explained, Who Will Downs & Chiefs Get?

218 Apr 11, 2021 09:35 AM in CAF Champions League

Official: Chiefs Qualify For CAF CL Quarter-Finals

786 Apr 10, 2021 10:52 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nine Chiefs Players Not Going To AFCON

102 Mar 29, 2021 03:22 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Confirmed: Manyisa's Next Destination Revealed

47 Mar 30, 2021 04:00 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News