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Angola lose as Mali win

Mali's Tenema N'Diaye
Tenema N'Diaye scored for Mali as they beat Iran 2-1

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Angola lost 1-0 to Estonia in their latest warm-up game played in Portugal on Wednesday.

Kaimar Saag scored the only goal of the game 11 minutes from time.

The result ended an eight-game unbeaten run Angola had established since Portuguese coach Manuel Jose took over the side earlier this year.

Meanwhile earlier on Wednesday Angola's opponents in the opening game of the Nations Cup on 10 January Mali beat Iran 2-1 in a four-team tournament in Qatar.

Iran took the lead after just eight minutes through Karim Ansarifard.

The Eagles equalised in the 28th minute when Tenema N'Diaye guided home a cross from Moustapha Yattabare.

Bakaye Traore gave the Eagles the lead just three minutes later.

In the other game in the tournament on Wednesday World Cup finalists North Korea made it two wins out of two as they beat hosts Qatar 1-0.

The final games of the event are on Saturday as Mali play Qatar and North Korea face Iran.



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