CELTIC’S on-fire frontman Moussa Dembele has been offered the opportunity to win his first full international cap – by MALI!
The striker, who netted his 15th goal of the season in the 4-0 rout of Ross County last night, recently played twice for the French Under-21 team, scoring on both occasions.
However, the 20-year-old can still switch national teams and play for Mali, the birthplace of his parents.
They are eager to get Dembele to ditch France before he wins his first cap at full international level.
Mali FA co-ordinator and former manager Fousseni Diawara said: “A lot of players who can play for us choose the French team, often on the advice of their agents.
“Our job is to talk to Moussa and other players like him to try to persuade to play for the land of his family.”
If Dembele takes Mali up on their offer, he could play in the African Cup of Nations for up to a month early next year and miss crucial games for the Hoops.
Remarkably last night’s goal late in the game at Dingwall was his first goal for Celtic scored outside of Glasgow!
Now that he’s broken this duck Moussa will be looking to add to his away day tally at Pittodrie on Saturday lunchtime – we can’t wait!