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Zambia held 1-1 by Congo in African Cup

2012 champ Zambia held 1-1 by Congo in remote Ebebiyin at African Cup of Nations

Zambia's Davis Nkausu, left, defends against DR Congo's Jackson Mwanza, right, during the African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match between DR Congo...

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Zambia's Davis Nkausu, left, defends against DR Congo's Jackson Mwanza, right, during the African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match between DR Congo...

EBEBIYIN, Equatorial Guinea (AP) -- Zambia and Congo drew 1-1 to open Group B at the African Cup of Nations on Sunday 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 equalized in the 66th 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 African Cup to play at Ebebiyin Stadium, a 5,000-seat ground hastily put together for the continental championship. Local fans not used to this standard of soccer cheered both countries.

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


Updated : 2021-09-17 02:47 GMT+08:00