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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.
Alhassane Dante replaces Issiaka Koudize for Niger.
Samba Diakite replaces Sigamary Diarra for Mali.
Boubacar Talatou repalaces Boubacar Issoufou for Niger.
Issoufou is booked for a rash challenge on Mahamane Traore.
Mohamed Sissoko replaces Kalilou Traore.
Mohamed Soumaila for his rash challenge on Traore.
The referee has blown his whistle to signal the end of this first half. Mali have certainly had the upper hand but are yet to make their possession count. Can Niger make them pay for their profligacy? Stay tuned for the second half...
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