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Mali beat Niger in Africa Cup
Published : 20 Jan 2013 20:16:52
Veteran midfielder Seydou Keita punished an error six minutes from time to give Mali a hard-earned 1-0 win over outsiders Niger Sunday in a drab Africa Cup of Nations Group B game.
Keita struck when goalkeeper Daouda Kassaly dropped a cross and the victory lifted the Eagles to the top of the table after the Democratic Republic of Congo surprisingly held Ghana to a 2-2 draw in the first part of a double header.