Les Aigles’ have been a constant force at the final tournament since 2008, winning bronze in 2012 and 2013. The West Africans will be making their seventh appearance on the trot in Egypt. They achieved their topmost feat in 1972, losing to Congo in the final.
Mali finished top of their 2019 AFCON qualifying group, taking 14 points from a possible 18 (W4 D2), scoring 10 and conceding just twice.
Eight different players scored for Mali in qualifying for AFCON 2019, with only Kalifa Coulibaly (2) and Adam Traoré (2) scoring more than once.