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CHAN Final: Mali gets government backing

CHAN Final: Mali gets government backing


Mali’s Prime Minister Modibo Keita is set to travel to Rwanda to watch his country’s national team take on the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in the final of the African Nations Championship, Rwanda News Agency reports.

Keita will lead a top-level Malian delegation that includes Sports Minister Housseini Amion Guindo.

Mali beat Ivory Coast 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Yves Bissouma in Thursday’s second semi-final to book a spot in the final with DR Congo who are seen as favorites to win the trophy.

The competition is for locally-based players.