Zambia and Mali battled out to a barren draw in a group “D” match played on Wednesday 17 at Stade Regional Nyamirambo,Kigali.
The Chipolopolo who remains unbeaten in the tournament finished top of the group with seven points followed by Mali with five points.
In another match of the group staged at Rubavu, Uganda Cranes came from behind to force a 1-1 draw against Zimbabwe.
William Manondo scored for Zimbabwe in the 49th minute before Geofrey Sserunkuma responded in the 90th minute – two teams are out of CHAN 2016, after finishing fourth and third respectively.
Zambia will face Guinea on Sunday in the quarterfinals while Mali will take on Tunisia at the same stage.