AFCON 2023: Traore, Sinayoko Score As Mali Edge South Africa

AFCON 2023: Traore, Sinayoko Score As Mali Edge South Africa

Mali kicked off their campaign on a winning after defeating South Africa 2-0 in Tuesday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nation.

The early part of the encounter started on a very fast pace as both teams tried to dominate play.

South Africa could have taken the lead in the 19th minute but Tau failed to convert his penalty.

But then, Mali and South Africa failed to make anything meaningful in the first half with the few goal scoring chances that came their ways.


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However, the Eagles of Mali eventually broke the deadlock in the 61st minute after Hamari Traoré swiftly tapped in from a free-kick that hit the edge of the goalpost to give his team the lead.

In the 66th minute, Mali extended their lead thanks to brilliant goal from Lassine Sinayoko.

The victory puts Mali top of group E on three points while South Africa sit bottom on zero point.

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  • I believe Super Eagles players saw the way eagles of Mali plaid with all seriousness.

  • I believe Super Eagles saw the way Eagles of Mali played today with all seriousness. Even at 90 minutes, they were playing as if the game just started.

    • Truth be told, the weather under which the Super Eagles played was not the same. And the Super Eagles were unlucky on that matchday. The officiating was not too sound in terms of players’ protection. Watch and relax your mind in tomorrow’s match. The weather might be favorable tomorrow depending on the time of fixture. Thank you.

  • Respect is reciprocal 5 months ago

    That is how Mali use to play at the end of the day nothing will happen

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