Mali and Guinea ended their Africa Cup of Nations group campaign with yet another draw and must now await the drawing of lots to see who advances to the quarter-finals.

Mali captain Seydou Keita had a penalty saved at Estadio de Mongomo as both teams played out a third successive 1-1 draw in Group D and cannot be separated in the standings.

The draw will be held in Malabo on Thursday, the Confederation of African Football said.

Ahead of the matches, all four teams in Group D had exactly the same head-to-head, goal difference and goal scored records - a situation which meant the two victorious sides in tonight’s final two games would qualify, or lots would need to be drawn if either of the games finished in a draw

Kevin Constant's 14th-minute penalty put Guinea ahead at halftime but Modibo Maiga equalised for Mali shortly after the break.

Ivory Coast finished top of the group with a 1-0 win over Cameroon in Malabo which eliminated the losers.  

The game was decided by former Leeds midfielder Max Gradel’s, who is now at St Etienne, spectacular strike from outside of the area to beat Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa in the 35th minute.

The first half was a frustrating and cagey affair in Malabo with both sides conscious of the importance of the result.

Ivory Coast went close to scoring early on but Wilfried Bony saw his shot from Serge Aurier's cross saved by Ondoa from close range in the fifth minute.

Shortly after, Cameroon's Franck Etoundi headed over the bar from inside the six yard box as both sides searched for the breakthrough.

The game seemed to be heading to a 0-0 deadlock at half-time but Gradel unleashed a 25-yard strike out of nowhere which flew into the top left corner to give Ivory Coast the advantage.

Stephane Mbia almost levelled three minutes later at the other end but Ivory Coast keeper Sylvain Gbohouo closed him down and thwarted the attack.

Cameroon midfielder Edgar Salli sent the ball over the crossbar in the last action of the first half as The Indomitable Lions went into the break trailing by the single Gradel goal.

Bony went close to claiming Ivory Coast's second in the 64th minute when he fired towards goal and forced a good save from the Cameroon goalkeeper.

Cameroon came close to finding the equaliser in the 81st minute when Serge Aurier had to throw himself at the ball to made a block to deny a 20-yard strike by Vincent Aboubakar.

The clock ticked down and Cameroon were unable to find the equaliser that would have meant the qualification would have been decided by drawing lots, however that fate now lies ahead just for Mali and Guinea.