Max Gradel levelled late on as Ivory Coast snatched a 1-1 draw with Mali in Group D of the African Nations Cup.
Bakary Sako gave Mali a seventh minute lead and although Mali more than held their own for large parts of the contest, Ivory Coast levelled late on through substitute Gradel.
It was both side's second 1-1 draw of the campaign and they will be hopeful victory in their final match will see them through to the knockout stages.
Mali boss Henryk Kasperczak kept faith with the same XI who drew...
MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea -- Three thoughts on Ghana's 1-0 win vs. Algeria in Group C of the African Cup of Nations.
1. Gyan returns to save Grant
Asamoah Gyan, who missed Ghana's opening game vs. Senegal having contracted malaria, was the Black Stars' hero with an injury-time winner that secured Avram Grant's team their first points of the tournament, and very much saved the Israeli some blushes.
Ghana had seemed content with a 0-0 draw from the start, before Gyan's late, late strike -- a...
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- Ivory Coast forward Gervinho was given a two-match suspension on Wednesday, ruling him out of the rest of the group stage at this year's African Nations Cup.
The loss of Gervinho, who had been the team's livliest player against Guinea on Tuesday until he was given a straight red card in the 57th minute, will hurt the Ivory Coast's chances of advancing from a tough Group D.
The African football federation's disciplinary panel decided the sanction on Wednesday in Bata,...