MATCH CENTRE

MON 26 JANUARY 2015, 20:00, NEUVO ESTADIO DE EBEBIYíN

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Zambia and Cape Verde draw, go out

by Andrew Oryada

Mon January 26, 22:10

The Chipolopolo of Zambia and Cape Verde bowed out of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after the two teams settled for a goalless draw in a Group C match played at the Ebebiyin Stadium.

Coach Honour Janza’s boys needed a win to make it to the last eight, but unfortunately settled the draw which meant they take early flights out of Equatorial Guinea.

The draw meant that Zambia finished bottom, while Cape Verde finished with three points, but DR Congo who drew 1-1 with Tunisia had a better goal difference and qualified as the second placed team in the group.

It was an encouraging start by the two teams, but it was the Cape Verde team that won the first corner which was wasted. Cape Verde’s Heldon Ramos looked dangerous on the ball, but the wet conditions in the Stadium did not help the two teams.

Zambian skipper Rainford Kalaba tried to mastermind several attacks, but the absence of Emmanuel Mayuka who was ruled out because of injury could show as the attack looked blunt without the force to keep defenders on their toes.

Later in the second half conditions became every un-conducive, but the teams pried to push forward. On 53 minutes Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene did well to punch away a dangerous ball in the terrible conditions.

Later on 89 minutes Garry Rodrigues tries a free kick for Cape Verde from quite a distance into the danger area, but the referee's assistant raises his flag for offside. It was all disappointment when the referee blew the final whistle to end the match.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE NEUVO ESTADIO DE EBEBIYíN
CAPE VERDE GOALS ZAMBIA GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
CAPE VERDE STARTING LINEUP ZAMBIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
161
Defender
31'
78'
23
Defender
45'
56'
4
Defender
3
Defender
6
Defender
14
Defender
18
Defender
2
Defender
14
Midfielder
17
Defender
13
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
70'
11
Midfielder
73'
8
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
75'
12
Forward/Striker
56'
20
Forward/Striker
82'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Semedo
Midfielder
56'
6
Donashano Malama
Defender
56'
2
Odaïr Fortes
Forward/Striker
73'
7
Patrick Ngoma
Forward/Striker
70'
23
Kuca
Midfielder
78'
9
Mukuka Mulenga
Midfielder
82'
10
CARDS
Carlitos
Defender
31'
23
Christopher Munthali
Defender
45'
4
Evans Kangwa
Forward/Striker
75'
12
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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