Mali advanced to the semifinals after eliminating the African Nations Cup 2013 hosts South Africa. Mali through because 3-1 win in a penalty shootout after both teams draw 1-1 in normal time.
The first chance of the match at Durban Stadium on Sunday (03/02/2013) pm dawn, listed by South Africa in the 13th minute when a Siboniso Gaxa cross passed May Mahlangu although its direction is not well targeted.
Goals then created in the 31st minute. Starting from behind the South African attack after a free kick situation for Mali, Thuso Phala utilizing unprepared opponent's back line to send the ball into Tokelo Rantie and made South Africa the lead.
In the second half South Africa has a golden opportunity to double the lead in the 56th minute. Substitute Michael Majoro managed to break away from the marking despite finishing not change the score.
A minute later it Mali equalizer. Seydou Keita swiftly to rebound after his first effort blocked by Itumeleng Khune.
Position 1-1, The match entered extra time.
In minute 94, South Africa launched a quick counter-attack through May Mahlangu. From the right he then ran into the middle before unleashing a shot. The ball shot was weak and easily secured goalkeeper.
Until the end of extra time, the score 1-1 did not change so the game must be completed on penalties.In penalty round, South Africa first through Siphiwe Tshabalala execute a finish well. Score then equated by Cheick Diabate.
Dean Furman who became the second South African kicker missed a ball, the goalkeeper Diakite Soumbeyla had brushed it off. Adama Tamboura then make Mali the lead through execution.
Next kicker from South Africa, May Mahlangu, also failed in the execution. Mali was the lead after Mahamane Traore managed South Africa goalkeeper.
Mali's victory over South Africa later confirmed after Reneilwe Letsholonyane kick missed.
The result left Mali advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 victory over hosts South Africa in the round of penalty kicks, after both teams shared a 1-1 draw in normal time. In the semifinals, Mali will await the winner of the match between Ivory Coast Vs Nigeria.