Mali win bronze at 2013 Afcon
Mali finished third in the Africa Cup of Nations for the second year running after beating Ghana in an entertaining third place play-off.
Mahamadou Samassa put the Eagles ahead with a powerful header, before captain Seydou Keita doubled their lead, stabbing home from close range.
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah pulled one back with his shot from distance beating keeper Soumbeyla Diakite.
Substitute Sigamary Diarra sealed Mali’s victory in injury time.
Ghana’s Mubarak Wakaso spurned the chance to top the goal-scoring charts, blazing a penalty high over the bar, in a rain-sodden Port Elizabeth.
The two sides were meeting in this fixture for the second year in a row and for the fourth time in the last two tournaments – having also met at the group stages at both.
Mali and Ghana have met four times in two consecutive Nations Cup tournaments – with the Black Stars prevailing in the two group contests and the Eagles winning both third place play-off deciders