Mali midfielder Seydou Keita joins El Jaish in Qatar

Seydou Keita
Seydou Keita has made 102 appearances for Mali

Mali midfielder Seydou Keita has signed for Qatari side El Jaish SC on a six-month deal, the Doha-based club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Keita, 36, has left AS Roma as a free agent after two years at the club, playing 20 Serie A games last season.

In four glittering years at Barcelona from 2008-12, he won three Spanish titles and two Champions League crowns.

He has also helped Mali reach four Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, with third-place finishes in 2012 and 2013.

Keita has had spells at Olympique de Marseille, Lens, Sevilla, Valencia and Chinese side Dalian Aerbin.

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