Algeria made sure Malawi did not advance by losing 2-0 to Mali. Many people believe Algeria is not over the Humiliating defeat they suffered at the Hands of the Flames in 2010.
Mali made it through to the finals with a 2-0 win over Algeria, who had already won the group and booked their place.
Malawi Flames and Ethiopia drew 0-0 – a result that ended both sides’ chances of making it to the final as Malawi needed to win in the event Mali beat Algeria.
Seydou Keita scored from the penalty spot, picking himself up to take it after he had been fouled by Carl Medjani, to give his side the lead after 29 minutes.
The advantage was doubled early into the second half when Mustapha Yatabare converted.
It was the first defeat of the campaign for Algeria, who made several changes to their starting line-up, and brought to an end the Desert Foxes’ prefect record.
The Super Eagles were on Wednesday held to a 2-2 draw by South Africa at the new Akwa Ibom stadium, ensuring they won’t defend their title next year in Equatorial Guinea at the 2015 AFCON.
Tokelo Rantie’s double seemed to set South Africa up for their first win over the Super Eagles in a competitive outing, but Aluko struck twice in the final 22 minutes to even the score, his efforts though matter nothing in the end as Nigeria will not have the opportunity to defend the title they won in South Africa last year as Congo beat Sudan 1-0 in the other Group A clash.