Adama Coulibaly is in a race to be fit for Mali

Mali and Auxerre's Adama Coulibaly
Mali's Adama Coulibaly is struggling to be fit for his country's 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Liberia

Mali defender Adama Coulibaly has been ruled out for two weeks with a thigh strain by his French club Auxerre.

It means he could struggle to be fit for the Eagles' crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Liberia on 8 October.

Mali currently top Group A and a win in Liberia will see them qualify for the finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

He picked up the injury playing Caen last weekend and will now miss his club's next three games.