The African Nations Championship kicks off in Cameroon this weekend, with Africa's best home-based players contesting the biennial tournament.
Hosts Senegal earned a place in the Cup final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Mali 2-0 at the Stade Lat Dior on Wednesday.
Hosts Senegal face a stern test when they meet Mali in Wednesday's WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal, with Ghana set to square off with the Ivory Coast.
An Ali Badra Sylla goal four minutes into the match saw Mali beat Sierra Leone 1-0 in the semifinals of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations.
Mali produced a mouth-watering performance as they beat Niger 3-1 in game five of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Stade Lat Dior on Monday.
Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha gave his side a 1-0 win over Mali in their Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 match on Monday.
A majestic strike by Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara secured a 1-0 win over Angola as they won their group at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri scored from a deflected free kick to rescue a 1-1 draw against Mali, who scored direct from a corner.
Mali produced three stunning goals as they thumped Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania 4-1 on Monday.
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South Africa head coach Des Ellis says her team prepared with all their might to face Mali, rather than risk missing out on the Women's World Cup.
Ghana have been made to wait until their final group game to book their spot in the AWCON semi-final after being defeated 2-1 by Mali in Accra.
The Mali international has completed a loan move to Emirates Club FC from Osmanlispor.
The Mali international became the first player since 2001 to score two or more in three consecutive top-flight games.
The Malian attacker will miss Troyes' game against Paris Saint-Germain after being punished for an altercation with coach Jean-Louis Garcia.
Mali striker Cheick Diabate needed just 12 minutes to endear himself to his new club's fans as they beat Crotone on Sunday.
Marc Wilmots' Elephants failed to trouble the Eagles in Bamako, opening the door for Morocco or Gabon to take top spot
Abdoulaye Doucoure's goal against Liverpool capped off an excellent all-round display for the Franco-Malian midfielder.
The Franco-Malian forward came off the bench to score one and contribute another in a 2-1 triumph.
The 32-year-old will move to the Indonesia Super Liga just over a month after he parted ways with Serie B side Ternana.
FIFA acts after Mali's sports minister "decided to dissolve the executive committee" of the national federation.
Uganda scored their first goal at the African Nations Cup since 1978 as a 1-1 Group D draw with Mali in Oyem ensured both teams were eliminated.