Zambia held by Congo

2015-01-18 20:22

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Zambia and Congo drew 1-1 to open Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations at a tiny new stadium carved out of the dense jungle in far north-eastern Equatorial Guinea.

Zambia’s Given Singuluma struck first after an early error by Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba in the remote town of Ebebiyin.

Congo equalised in the 66th minute when Yannick Bolasie swept a shot into the top left corner after the ball fell to him on the edge of the area.

The teams were the first at the competition to play at Ebebiyin Stadium, a 5000-seat ground hastily put together for the continental championship.

Local fans cheered both countries.

Tunisia plays Cape Verde in the second Group B game later today.

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