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Sako Scores As Mali Qualify

18 November 2015

Bakary Sako was on target for Mali against Botswana on Tuesday, helping his country to a 2-0 win in the second round of African World Cup qualifiers.

Despite losing the first leg last week, Mali - also nicknamed the Eagles - managed to reverse the odds and progress to the next round with a 3-2 win on aggregate. Sako struck their second goal just after the half-hour mark, to settle to tie before the break.

Cheick Diabate had opened the scoring early on from the penalty spot to level the aggregate scores and put Mali in the driver's seat, given their away goal last week. However Sako's strike less than 20 minutes later made sure of the result.

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