Congo and Zambia settle for draw

2015-01-19 00:00

DR Congo came from a goal behind yesterday to snatch a 1-1 draw with Zambia in the two sides’ opening Group B match at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Ebebiyin.

The Leopards were the better side throughout despite Zambia taking the early lead through Given Singuluma before Yannick Bolasie equalised after the break.

Singuluma put Zambia ahead in the second minute to give Honour Janza’s side a 1-0 lead going into the break.

The TP Mazembe striker whipped in a rebound after his club-mate Robert Kidiaba parried Rainford Kalaba’s shot that fell at Singuluma’s feet and he made no mistake with a shot from outside the box.

In the 63rd minute Congo’s Cedric Mabwati replaced Firmin Mubele after Zambia had made a flying start to the second half.

The change paid dividends three minutes later when Mabwati’s cross was met by Bolasie who blasted in an unstoppable shot to equalise and deflate Zambia’s early second-half dominance.

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