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Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (ATT 20,000) 20th January 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Slim Jedidi

Mali Mali vs Niger Niger

Mali 1

S Keita (84)

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Niger 0

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  1. 90+4

    It's all over here in Port Elizabeth and Mali will be relieved to have come away from this tie with all three points. It wasn't a classic by any stretch of the imagination but that man Seydou Keita came to his side's rescue once again and bagged the all-important winner. Thank you for joining me and good night.

  2. 90+2

    Diabate is unable to get on the end of a Diawara cross from the right-hand side.

  3. 90

    There will be four minutes of added time.

  4. 90

    Maazou wastes his chance to deliver a good cross with time and space to pick out a teammate, with a ball that bypasses everyone.

  5. 89

    Niger have upped the tempo as they go in search of an equaliser but their long-ball tactics are not troubling Mali.

  6. 88

    Alhassane Dante replaces Issiaka Koudize for Niger.

  7. Keita sweeps home from the edge of the small box after an error from Daouda under pressure from Diabate. The keeper went up for a long ball forward from Traore but only succeeded in pushing it into the path of the former Barcelona man, who made no mistake from close range.

  8. 84

    GOAL MALI: Keita

  9. 82

    Niger get a good block on Diabate just as he looks to latch on to a long ball forward from Traore.

  10. 80

    Soumaila really should have done better there - when latching onto a cross from the left from Maazou - but his touch is poor and the chance goes a begging.

  11. 79

    Tamboura delivers an inch-perfect cross but Keita can't keep his header down.

  12. 77

    Samba Diakite replaces Sigamary Diarra for Mali.

  13. 77

    Boubacar Talatou repalaces Boubacar Issoufou for Niger.

  14. 77

    Keita smashes his shot against the crossbar after being delightfully set up by Diarra on the edge of the box following a low cross from Samassa.

  15. 75

    Diarra delivers a good ball into the box that is just too high for Keita as Maazou drives goalward before smashing his effort over the bar.

  16. 75

    Issoufou is booked for a rash challenge on Mahamane Traore.

  17. 73

    Good chance for Niger as Maazou just heads over a corner from the left from Issoufou.

  18. 72

    Tamboura's cross into the box is too close to Daouda who plucks the ball out of the air.

  19. 70

    Sidibe gets his head to a flighted ball in the box but he can't get any pace on the ball and Samassa makes a comfortable save.

  20. 69

    The match has, for the moment, descended into a tense midfield battle with both sides trying their hardest to maintain possession.

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Africa Cup of Nations Group A

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Pos Team P Pts
1 South Africa 2 4
2 Cape Verde 2 2
3 Morocco 2 2
4 Angola 2 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group B

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Ghana 3 7
2 Mali 3 4
3 DR Congo 3 3
4 Niger 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group C

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Burkina 3 5
2 Nigeria 3 5
3 Zambia 3 3
4 Ethiopia 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group D

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Ivory Coast 3 7
2 Togo 3 4
3 Tunisia 3 4
4 Algeria 3 1