MALI noticed their Africa Cup of Nations desires washed away in opposition to Uganda on a waterlogged pitch.
The Eagles wanted to win by the identical rating as Ghana beat Egypt to make the quarter-finals.
However after referee Ali Lemghaifry someway deemed the floor playable they might solely draw 1-1 with Group D’s worst crew.
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Farouk Miya smashed in Uganda’s first Afcon purpose since 1978 earlier than Yves Bissouma’s curling free-kick introduced Alain Giresse’s facet degree.
However in a comically poor match which noticed Uganda’s stand-in keeper Robert Odongkara altering his gloves after ten minutes, they might not push for a winner.
Within the different conflict, Egypt knew some extent in opposition to already certified Ghana would see them by means of.
The Pharaohs – seven-time winners – have been assembly the second most embellished facet within the match’s historical past with 9 finals.
However the sport was a poor spectacle with Mohamed Salah – know to some because the Egyptian Messi – arising with the one actual second of high quality to smash dwelling a free-kick.
It was the primary purpose Ghana – who undergo in second – conceded all match whereas their rivals haven’t but picked the ball out of their web.
Ghana play DR Congo within the final eight, whereas Egypt go on to play Morocco.