Seydou Keita has revealed he turned down an offer from Liverpool to return to La Liga with Valencia.
Valencia have agreed to sign Mali midfielder Seydou Keita from China's Dalian Aerbin on a contract until the end of June.
Kwadwo Asamoah, Mehdi Benatia, Gervinho and Kevin Constant are nominees for African Player of the Year.
We select the 11 top players from the African Cup of Nations, which Nigeria won on Sunday.
List of the leading goal scorers at the 2013 African Nations Cup in South Africa: 4-Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana), Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) 3-Alain Traore (Burkina
Mali are banking on midfield maestro Seydou Keita to stick around for a while so that he can help them to secure a place in the World Cup finals for the first
Mali beat Ghana to third place in the African Cup of Nations for a second year running with a 3-1 victory.
Goals by Mahamadou Samassa, Seydou Keita and Sigamary Diarra gave Mali a 3-1 victory over Ghana in the African Nations Cup third-place playoff on Saturday.
Ghana 1 Mali 3 - African Nations Cup third place playoff result.
Teams for the African Nations Cup third and fourth place playoff between Ghana and Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
Nigeria marched into their first African Cup of Nations final since 2000 after a convincing 4-1 win over Mali in the first semi-final.
Teams for the African Nations Cup semi-final between Mali and Nigeria at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday:
Seydou Keita says it is a source of "great pride" that Mali are flying the flag for their country at the African Cup of Nations.
There is a "special spirit" in the Mali squad ahead of their African Nations Cup semi-final against Nigeria, their coach says.
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