Mali – Confirming qualification

With four points in hand, The Eagles look on the verge of the second round already. But Mali will play to confirm qualification, and also compete for the group’s top spot.

Mali started the campaign with a 1-0 over Tunisia, before being held to a 1-1 draw with debutants Gambia. They will face Mauritania for the second AFCON in a row, after winning 4-1 in Suez, Egypt in 2019. Diadie Samassekou and Moussa Djenepo, scorers on that day are still in The Eagles’ ranks and would like to repeat the feat again on Thursday.