The striker's 80th minute goal in Bamako handed Mali their first point in African Group One qualifying but the African Nations Cup semi-finalists are still only fourth of six in the table.
Meanwhile, it's D-Day for Helder Postiga's Portugal in the European Championships.
The host nation face a cracker against old foes Spain and need victory to move into the quarter-finals. Helder has been an unused substitute in Portugal's two matches so far.
Back in the World Cup, OJ Mabizela's South Africa travel to Ghana in African Group Two.
Fredi Kanoute grabbed a much-needed equaliser for Mali in their World Cup qualifier against Zambia on Saturday.