Mali and Mohamed Sissoko (loaned to Fiorentina in the winter transfer window) ended the tournament with a 3-1 win over Ghana in the third-fourth play-off match in the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 in South Africa.
Nigeria, who beat Mali in the semi-finals, defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final on Sunday.
MALI - GHANA : 3-1 (1-0)
Africa Cup of Nations 2013 - Third-fourth play-off
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (Port Elizabeth)
Goals: Samassa (21), Keita (48) and Diarra (90) for Mali, Asamoah (82) for Ghana.
MALI: Diakité - Diawara, S. Coulibaly, A. Coulibaly, Tamboura - K. Traoré, M. Traoré - O. Coulibaly, Keita (c), Samassa (Diarra, 78) - Diabaté. Coach: Patrice Carteron.
GHANA: Dauda - Afful, Vorsah, Boye (Mensah, 46e), Boateng - Asante, Awal, Asamoah - Atsu (Adomah, 70'), Mubarak - Gyan (c) (Clottey, 75'). coach: James Kweshi Appiah.