May - July 2009
In 2010, we always play barefoot. Many players of the promo one are about to pass the degree 3 and soon they will be able to play eleven with shoes.
Another couple of years and Mali, like Ivory Coast in 2000, will enter another dimension in football with the first residents of the Academy. Ivory Coast’s football history is showing a football which from year to year comes out of this “academic” dimension. One only has to note the serious degradation of the game and the disenchantment of the public towards the local teams, to anticipate what will happen in four years for its national team.
The year began with, for the first promotion, a first tournament outside Mali. Participation in this tournament was conditional on the achievement of specific goals for each element of promotion 1 at the degree level. These objectives were not achieved and in addition to the errors in the dates of passports we canceled this participation. Fortunately, because a few days later it was learned that Mali was destabilized by a coup that no longer allows the necessary visas. For the first time, some boys of the first promotion in training in an academy, taking advantage of the absence of JMG, allowed themselves to renate disappointed not being able to participate in this tournament. The return of JMG will certainly cause some grinding of teeth …
In May, JMG announces the partnership with the Paris FC Club. Some players are expected to be part of the first wave of the start: Hamary, Ajao, Souley, Adama Taoré “Noss”, Gbakle and Youssouf Koné.
In the same month, some players decided to leave the Academy under pressure from some agents. Gbakle will be the first, Youssouf will follow and to the general surprise Adama Traoré will join them.
The others do not give in to the pressure.
Recruitment tournament from June to December of the promotion 4. The JMG Coach will give the final list in December, 9 players are selected: Yeoh, Djambou, Baden, Diabaté, Konaté, Diarra, Traoré, Keita, Diallo Aboubacar.
During this year, Doumbia Moussa, playing at the Réal de Bamako, is transferred to Russia in the Rostov club.
In September, promotion 2 is made available at Real de Bamako: Bissouma, Zohi, Doussé, Kouamé, Sangaré and Amadou Keita “Baba”.
In November visit of the Ghana Class 2.
Mali U20 with 6 academics: Diadié, Adama Traoré, Youssouf Koné, Gbakle, Doumbia Aboubacar and Diarra Souleymane are participating in the world and the CAN. They will finish third in these 2 competitions.
Adama Traoré is voted best player in the U20 world.
Following Diadié is transferred to Red Bull Salzburg, he will be a good ambassador, others will follow in his footsteps in Austria.
Mali U17 African champion goes with Haidara Amadou to the world championship. They finished second in the tournament.
Upon his return, he joined the promotion 2 and 3 group that went to participate in the Challenge Africa Tournament with the captain’s armband.
The tournament will be won by the Academy and Salam will win the trophy for the best player of the competition.
Haidara Amadou is transferred to Red Bull Salzburg.
In September, the academicians of Ghana, class 3, arrived in Bamako definitively following the closure of the Accra Academy. Their coach Christophe accompanies them and will continue the academy adventure as an assistant in Bamako.
Diabis, a former resident of the Abidjan Academy, one of the pioneers who had already worked in various academies (in Lierse and Cairo) joined the management team.
Doumbia Aboubacar is transferred to AS Poissy.
Mali U17 is African champion with 5 academics: Camara Mohamed, Kané Ibrahim, Doucouré, Salam and Lassana N’Diaye.
Doussé and Sangaré leave on loan from Réal de Bamako to Algeria.
Recruitment of promotion 6 begins in June and will be validated on 30 September. 11 players are selected: Koné Hassane, Togola, Diop, Dembele, Sissoko, Bouné, Razak, Makolou, Diarra Aboubacar, Koné Sekou, Koné Ismaël.
Alain Guillou retired from the Academy and returned to his native Brittany.
Mamadou Salia Sacko international U17 having unfortunately not had the opportunity to participate in the CAN World Cup with Mali signed to AS Poissy after a test of about two weeks.
Dousse Kodjo after a fairly successful season with the DRBT signed with MC Oran.
Lucien Zohi is confirmed with the pro group of the RSCA and is beginning to make his mark on the front line of the Alsatian attack.
Aboubacar Doumbia is confirmed at AS Poissy after a season with the club but unfortunately injures his knee after a very promising start to the season.
Sangaré and Makan are returning from their respective loans to return to Real de Bamako in the hope of having a great season and another opportunity.
Issa Keita, with recurrent and persistent pain to the abductors, will have two stays in France to be treated. These stays have obviously allowed him to regain his health. It remains for him to regain the fullness of his means to hope for an opportunity this time more successful after a difficult season in 2017 with the RCSA.
Folarin leaves Real de Bamako for the Londe club in France.
A two-week stay is organized in Senegal to introduce visas at the Austrian Embassy. Good preparation is carried out on site with friendly matches organised and delivered against Darou Salam, Challenge Academie and Generation Football.
On the morning of 16 October the group flew from Bamako to Munich and then Salzburg. Training and friendly matches are held at the Red Bull Academy with and against Liefering, the Red Bull U18s and Munich 1860 between 17 October and 29 October.