Two late penalties awarded after intervention by the Video Assistant Referee saw debutants Gambia hold Mali to a 1-1 draw.
Coaches and players taking part at the AFCON in Cameroon have appealed to referees to make better decisions, as the tournament takes the hit.
Mali's victory over Tunisia will stand at the African Cup of Nations despite the referee causing chaos by twice blowing the final whistle too early.
The actions of the referee during Wednesday's Group F game will linger on long after Mali's victory, or the joy that is the Africa Cup of Nations.
Mali striker Ibrahima Kone scored the winner to seal a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in a Group F game that ended in some timekeeping controversy.
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Mali have become the third country to win their group in the African World Cup qualifying campaign and progress to the March playoffs.
What's at stake in the final two gameweeks of African World Cup qualifying round two, as the continent's top sides battle to go to Qatar 2022.
Yves Bissouma demonstrated why he's attracting interest from some of Europe's heavyweights with a masterful display for Brighton & Hove Albion.
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Holders Algeria have been drawn in a group alongside Ivory Coast in the group stage for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Soufiane Bouftini and Ayoub El Kaabi both scored to help Morocco secure a 2-0 victory over Mali in Sunday's African Nations Championship.
Mamadou Coulibaly converted the decisive spot-kick to send Mali through to the African Nations Championship final with a shootout win over Guinea.
The African Nations Championship kicks off in Cameroon this weekend, with Africa's best home-based players contesting the biennial tournament.
Hosts Senegal earned a place in the Cup final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Mali 2-0 at the Stade Lat Dior on Wednesday.
Hosts Senegal face a stern test when they meet Mali in Wednesday's WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal, with Ghana set to square off with the Ivory Coast.
An Ali Badra Sylla goal four minutes into the match saw Mali beat Sierra Leone 1-0 in the semifinals of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations.
Mali produced a mouth-watering performance as they beat Niger 3-1 in game five of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Stade Lat Dior on Monday.
Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha gave his side a 1-0 win over Mali in their Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 match on Monday.
A majestic strike by Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara secured a 1-0 win over Angola as they won their group at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri scored from a deflected free kick to rescue a 1-1 draw against Mali, who scored direct from a corner.
Mali produced three stunning goals as they thumped Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania 4-1 on Monday.