Mali will try to take the top spot when they play Namibia at Stade Laurent Pokou on Wednesday night in the AFCON 2023 Group F.
Wednesday will see the determination of the final Group E rankings at the Africa Cup of Nations.
With two games remaining, Mali is the only team in Group E without a loss. Namibia, meantime, is tied for second place in the group with three points, and is still very much in the running for a position in the round of 16.
When it’s all over, Namibia will have happy memories of this tournament because it was historic for The Brave Warriors, regardless of how this match turns out.
All four teams still have a chance to go to the knockout stages, but Namibia’s mission is the most difficult as they try to avoid losing the AFCON early.
Here is how both teams line up
Mali Starting XI,
Diarra, Traore, Kouyate, Niakate, Bissouma, Diarra, Niakate, Dieng, Sinayoko, Dorgeles
Namibia Starting XI
Kazapua, Riaan, Katua, Hotto, Betuel, Tjiueza, Amutenya, Shalulile, Petrus, Kamberipa, Haukongo