Jay-Jay Okocha scored as Nigeria edged past Mali to secure third place at the African Cup of Nations.
Top of the charts
The Nigeria captain went joint-top of the goalscoring charts with a 17th-minute free-kick and then set up striker Peter Odemwingie for a second just after the interval. Mali reduced the deficit through Jamrir Abouta in the 70th minute with a sweetly struck volley from an acute angle. However, wild shooting from Abouta and Mohamed Lamine Sissokho saw them waste chances to equalise.
Final on Saturday
It was the second successive tournament where Nigeria had beaten Mali in the third place play-off match. Hosts Tunisia meet Morocco in Saturday's final.