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Mali midfielder Mahamadou Diarra has been ruled out of the African Nations Cup through injury.
Mali captain Seydou Keita believes he and his team-mates have "nothing to lose" as they prepare to face Ivory Coast in the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup.
Mali reached the African Nations Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2004 after coming from behind to beat Botswana 2-1 and finish second in Group D.
Ghana moved to the brink of a place in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup with a 2-0 victory over Mali, while Guinea thrashed Botswana 6-1 in Saturday's other Group D encounter.
Mali coach Alain Giresse has refused to set a target for his team at the upcoming African Nations Cup, simply stating "we want to be the best".
Mali's Stephen Keshi has become the first coaching victim of the African Nations Cup after the country's football federation decided not to renew his contract.
Sevilla striker Fredi Kanoute has retired from international football following Mali's exit from the African Nations Cup on Monday.
Mali have lodged an official complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over Monday's 0-0 draw between Angola and Algeria which knocked them out of the African Nations Cup.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is available for Ghana's World Cup qualifier against Mali despite missing preparations for the match to attend a court case, the country's football association said on Friday.