Mali on Sunday clinched her first ever title in her maiden Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) outing after beating Senegal 3-2 on penalty kicks. This followed a 1-1 stalemate at extra time in Niamey.
The Nigeria team had taken fourth place in the tourney after losing in the third place match.
The biennial continental youth football tournament, organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was in its 15th edition. It is for players aged 20 and below, and the 2019 edition had kicked off on.