Uganda's First AFCON Goal Since 1978 Knocks Out Mali

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Mali were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations as they drew with Uganda in their final Group D game.

Alain Giresse's side needed to win to have a chance of making the last eight, but would have been eliminated anyway because of Egypt's victory over Ghana.

On a waterlogged pitch, they struggled to find a way past Uganda, who were already out following two defeats.

But after Farouk Miya smashed in Uganda's first Afcon goal since 1978, Yves Bissouma swerved in a free-kick.

Egypt's 1-0 win over Ghana means they qualify as group winners, with Ghana - who were already assured of a quarter-final place - going through as runners-up.

Ghana play DR Congo in the last eight, while Egypt go on to play Morocco.

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