Oumar Diakite

AFCON: Ivory Coast score dramatic extra-time winner to knock out Mali

Ivory Coast staged a remarkable turnaround as they defied the odds and a numerical disadvantage to clinch a 2-1 victory over Mali in the AFCON quarter-finals.


Mali overcome Burkina Faso to book their spot in last eight of AFCON

Mali are through to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a nail-biting 2-1 win over Burkina Faso on Tuesday in Korhogo.


Namibia hold off Mali to secure spot in Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16

Namibia secured their maiden qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 with a goalless draw against Mali.

Siyanda Xulu, SA captain during the South Africa men's national soccer team training session and press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 17, 2023 in Durban, South Africa.

Siyanda Xulu still confident Bafana Bafana will make the AFCON Knockout stage

With Bafana Bafana aiming to redeem themselves after the disappointment of losing the opening game against Mali, centre-back Siyanda Xulu is still confident about the chances of progressing to the second round.

South Africa Manager Hugo Broos directs his team during the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations group stage match between Mali and South Africa at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium on January

Hugo Broos pins the loss on Mali's physicality and missed penalty

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos says Mali’s physical strength was their biggest downfall and difference in the second half as they collapsed to a 2-0 defeat in their opening 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) game, played at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly stadium in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire last night.

Bafana Bafana vice-captain Percy Tau

It still hurts - Percy Tau reacts to missed penalty and owns up

As one of the most experienced players in the team, Bafana Bafana vice-captain Percy Tau says the moment of missing a crucial penalty during last night’s 2-0 loss to Mali at the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, still hurts.