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Seydou Keita Mali midfielder signs for Qatar’s El Jaish

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

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AS Roma's Keita jumps for the ball against Barcelona's Suarez during their Champions League match at the Olympic stadium in Rome play AS Roma's Seydou Keita (L) jumps for the ball against Barcelona's Luis Suarez during their Champions League Group E stage match at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy , September 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

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 Stadio Olimpico, 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, including third-place finishes in 2012 and 2013.

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

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