Ethiopia’s squad is full of amateurs from domestic league who are not pro footballers.
Mali with amazing team, big quallity differnece on their side,experience also. With such players like With such great players who are or were playing in top leagues.. in defence they have Diakite(bastia), Diaware(Seydou Keita(Roma), Traore(Bursa), Diarra(Valenciennes), Sako(Wolves) and amazing striker Diabate(top scorer in Bordeaux) and Yatabare
Ethiopia lost both matches till now (3-2 vs poor Malawi and 1-2 vs strong Algeria).
Mali won Malawi (2-0) but lost vs Algeria (1-0 on away ground)
so qualit difference and experience will decide the result here.