African Youth Championship
Result: Mali 2-1 Guinea
Date: 26 February 2015
Venue: Stade Seyni Kountche
Mali will meet Amajimbos in the African Youth Championship final after defeating Guinea 2-1 in their semi-final tie on Thursday evening.
Mali had the majority of the chances in the opening exchanges but failed to take advantage.
They did managed to break the deadlock in the 24th minute, as Seydou Koita shrugged off his marker before slotting home.
Guinea came close to eqaulising just before the halftime break but Maiga's close range effort hit the upright.
Guinea did managed to level matters five minutes after the halftime break courtesy of a Aboubacar Toure header.
Although Mali hit back straight away, as Ally Malle gifted his side the lead with a free-kick.
Guinea pushed for the equaliser for the remainder of the second half but their cause was not helped by simulation from Naby Bangoura in the 74th minute, who was booked for diving.
Mali held out in the closing stages and will now meet South Africa in the final on Sunday, while Guinea will and Nigeria will battle it out in the third/fourth play-off.