Match ends, Mali 1, Cameroon 1.
- 3TambouraBooked at 78mins
- 17N'DiayeBooked at 24minsSubstituted forDoumbiaat 80'minutes
- 14YatabaréSubstituted forTraoréat 90+4'minutes
- 7YatabaréSubstituted forMaigaat 86'minutes
- 6Oyongo Bitolo
- 18EnohSubstituted forKomat 17'minutesSubstituted forEtoundiat 78'minutes
- 1N'Dy Assembe
- 22Ekeng Ekeng
- Janny Sikazwe
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mali 1, Cameroon 1.
Raoul Loé (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Modibo Maiga (Mali).
Substitution, Mali. Abdou Traoré replaces Sambou Yatabaré.
Offside, Cameroon. Benjamin Moukandjo tries a through ball, but Franck Etoundi is caught offside.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Sambou Yatabaré (Mali) because of an injury.
Offside, Mali. Seydou Keita tries a through ball, but Sambou Yatabaré is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Seydou Keita (Mali) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Raoul Loé (Cameroon).
Bakary Sako (Mali) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Franck Etoundi (Cameroon).
Drissa Diakité (Mali) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Mali. Tongo Doumbia tries a through ball, but Modibo Maiga is caught offside.
Offside, Cameroon. Benjamin Moukandjo tries a through ball, but Henri Bedimo is caught offside.
Substitution, Mali. Modibo Maiga replaces Mustapha Yatabaré.
Attempt missed. Eric Choupo-Moting (Cameroon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Edgar Salli (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Salif Coulibaly (Mali).
Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia is unavailable through suspension, having been sent off against the Ivory Coast in November.
However Mbia, who took over the armband when Samuel Eto'o retired from internationals, has at least recovered from a recent injury.
Mali striker Cheick Diabate is unavailable after undergoing knee surgery earlier this month.
In his absence Mustapha Yatabare and Modibo Maiga will spearhead the attack.
Cameroon will be be keen to continue their impressive form in qualifying, where they topped their group and were unbeaten - they also conceded only one goal.
Volker Finke's Indomitable Lions have recovered from a poor World Cup campaign in Brazil and the retirement of Eto'o to be genuine contenders to win the title.
Mali's Roma midfielder Seydou Keita is set to play at his seventh Cup of Nations, while former Poland World Cup midfielder Henryk Kasperczak is having a second spell as Mali coach having lifted the Eagles to fourth place in 2002 when they hosted the finals.
The Eagles have been training at a camp about 40km to the south of Malabo, where it is even hotter than in the steamy capital.
They have no injuries to report, although their preparations were not helped by the fact their training equipment arrived behind the team, only appearing in Malabo on Saturday.
- Seydou Keita has scored seven goals from 22 shots across the last three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments; no player participating in this year's edition has scored more
- Mali have finished third in each of the last two Afcon tournaments; they have not made the final of the competition since 1972 (in Cameroon) despite reaching five semi-finals since then
- Indeed Cameroon's 3-0 semi-final win over Mali was the most recent of two meetings between these sides in this tournament; the first was a 1-1 draw in 1972
- The Eagles have conceded exactly once in seven of their last 10 games in this competition
- Cameroon have scored at least twice in eight of their last nine African Cup of Nations group games
- Wolves and Mali winger Bakary Sako has scored 28 goals and assisted 27 in exactly 100 league appearances for the English midlands outfit