MATCH CENTRE

SUN 18 JANUARY 2015, 18:00, NEUVO ESTADIO DE EBEBIYíN

1
VS
1

Zambia held by DR Congo

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Sun January 18, 19:52

Zambia were denied an opening day win at the 2015 Africa Cup after DR Congo rallied to finish 1-1 at Ebebiyin.

Zambia took a 1-0 halftime lead through Given Singuluma put but DR Congo broke their southern neighbours hearts when Yannick Bolasie equalised after the hour mark.

Singuluma put them ahead in the 2nd minute with a rebound shot after the ball fell into his path when goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba parried Rainford Kalaba’s shot into his path.

However , it was all DR Congo thereafter and Zambia's only highlight in the opening 45 minutes came in the 17th minute when Kidiaba parried Kalaba's free kick.

Youssouf Mulumbu and Mbokani brought the best out of Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene in the 31st and 36th minutes respectively.

Zambia survived a scare in the 41st minute when Bolasie's goal-bound free kick was deflected out for a corner by Nathan Sinkala.

DR Congo equalised in the 66th minute when an unmarked Bolasie volleyed in the ball after some good work by 63rd minute substitute Cedric Mabwati.

Zambia and DR Congo have one point each heading into their penultimate fixtures on January 22 against Tunisia and Cape verde respectively.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE NEUVO ESTADIO DE EBEBIYíN
ZAMBIA GOALS DR CONGO GOALS
15. Given Singuluma (2') 11. Yannick Bolasie (66')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
ZAMBIA STARTING LINEUP DR CONGO STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
161
Defender
17
Defender
6
Defender
63'
18
Defender
3
Defender
14
Defender
15
Defender
31'
13
Defender
2
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
64'
8
Midfielder
86'
19
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
63'
21
Forward/Striker
2'
68'
15
Forward/Striker
66'
11
Forward/Striker
75'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Jackson Mwanza
Forward/Striker
63'
21
Cedric Mabwati
Forward/Striker
63'
18
Mukuka Mulenga
Midfielder
75'
10
Junior Kabananga
Forward/Striker
64'
13
Christopher Munthali
Defender
86'
4
CARDS
Stopilla Sunzu
Defender
31'
13
Given Singuluma
Forward/Striker
68'
15
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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