Some league 1 clubs, such as Black Star de Badalabougou and Yeelen Olympique de Bamako, immediately fell in the Bamako district football league phase against teams from league 2. They left the competition prematurely and did not will have the championship in their sights only if they want to. save their season.
The 2022 edition of the Mali football cup at the level of the Bamako district football league has started and is already recording big surprises. On Thursday February 17, 2022 at Stade Mamadou Konaté, last year’s unfortunate finalists, Binga FC, outright eliminated black star Badalabougou with a score of two goals to one. The following day, Friday February 18, 2022, still at the Stade Mamadou Konaté, the Bamako Olympic club, twice winner of the trophy, lost to the promoted Afrique Football Elite (AFE) with a score of one goal to nil.
Like Black Star from Badalabougou, Yéelen Olympique from the Hippodrome also lost to AZI FC in the fateful penalty shootout 9-8 after 1-1 after 90 minutes. The second division clubs all dream of following in the footsteps of Binga FC, unfortunate finalists of the last edition, and who are still in the race to try to do better than last year by winning the cup. Ligue 1 clubs have been warned.
Moussa Samba Diallo