Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mali start-off with win over Niger

Mali's midfielder Seydou Keita celebrates after scoring a goal against Niger during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations football match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on January 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
 A Seydou Keita inspired Mali side kick-started their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a 1-0 win over Niger on Sunday.

The former FC Barcelona star ensured his side secured the first victory in this year's competition in Port Elizabeth after opening games on Saturday at Soccer City only produced stalemates.

An earlier fixture between Ghana and DR Congo in Group B ended 2-2 with Congo having to come from behind to salvage a point.

Written by Modou S. Joof

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