Seydou Keita has dedicated his lone goal that secured all three points from a Group ‘B’ 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tie for Eagles against Niger on Sunday 20 January 2013 to Malians back home. Mali have
been hit with war recently and the country is far from being peaceful.
Meant a lot
The former Barcelona striker said the goal meant so much to him, as he believes it will bring solace to the people of Mali back home.
The goal meant a lot to me, and so I dedicate it to my wife, family and all Malians back home, Keita said during a post-match press conference in South Africa.
One point each
Keita’s 83rd minute strike ensured Mali defeated Niger 1-0 to record the first victory at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Mali now top Group B on three points, leaving Ghana and DR Congo on one point each, while Niger is placed bottom without a point.
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