Khazri leveled off a deflected free kick on 70 minutes after Diadie Samassekou had put Mali ahead on the hour. AFP / FADEL SENNA
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Former Premier League forward Wahbi Khazri salvaged a point for Tunisia in a 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group E draw against Mali Friday that kept both sides on course for last-16 places. Captain Khazri, whose previous clubs include then-top flight Sunderland, leveled off a deflected free kick on 70 minutes after Diadie Samassekou had put Mali ahead on the hour.Khazri spotted Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra off his line soon after and struck the ball goalward from the center circle, forcing the shot-stopper to save at the expense of a corner shot.Tunisia recovered to level on 70 minutes from another set-piece as a Khazri free kick was deflected by Moussa Marega past Diarra into the corner of the net.
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