Traore makes Mali decision
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The French-born ace has followed the path of Tottenham's Freddie Kanoute to play for the African side despite not being born in the country.
Traore, who is being linked with a move to West Brom, has opted to give up on his dream of playing for France taking advantage of Fifa's rule change on international eligibility to play for Mali.
Traore represented France at under-18 level but his father is from Mali.
"I think this will be good for me because I think the national team will allow me to relaunch my career, whether that's at Liverpool or somewhere else," Traore told Malian state radio on Wednesday.