AFCON 2021: Mali held by debutants Gambia as both sides move to four points

The Gambia and Mali both moved to the brink of the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations as they played out a 1-1 draw at Limbe Stadium on Sunday.

Both goals in the Group F encounter came from late penalties awarded via video assistant referee reviews.

Ibrahima Kone had put Mali ahead with 11 minutes left after Ebou Adams pushed over Yves Bissouma in the box.

But Musa Barrow grabbed a point for the debutants in the the final minute after Bissouma was penalised for handball.

The Gambia and Mali are on four points after two games, which could prove enough to qualify for the knock-out stages as one of four best third-placed teams.

Gambia will take on Tunisia while Mali will lock horns with Mauritania in Group F closing games on Thursday January 20th.

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