Guinea beats Mali, both qualify to Cameroon 2021

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Guinea qualified to the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 after beating neighbors Mali 1-0 on Wednesday in Group A match played in Conakry.

Both sides guaranteed their tickets to Cameroon next year, as Sily National topped the group on 11 points, one more than Mali’s Eagles with one game to go.

Chad was disqualified from the group, while Namibia remains third on six points.

Didier Six men dominated the first half at 28 September Stadium in Conakry, with most of the chances falling to the hosts.

Sory Kaba had Guinea’s first chance after 10 minutes, but found Mali’s goalkeeper Djigui Diarra alert enough to stop.

In the second half, there were chances for both sides as they were seeking early qualification.

Substitute Seydouba Soumah gave hosts Guinea the lead with a powerful shot after 75 minutes.

The advantage remained till the final whistle, to see both sides securing their place in next year’s continental showpiece.