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James Gheerbrant and Emlyn Begley

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  1. Goodbye

    And with that we bring out live text coverage to a close. Thanks for joining us - do be sure to come back at around 15:30 GMT tomorrow for live coverage of Ghana v Algeria. See you then!

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    Afcon Group B table

    Before we go, a look at the Group B table. Tunisia are very much in the box seat - the other three sides will probably (though not necessarily) have to win their final group match to advance.

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    Cape Verde v DR Congo match stats

    The possession was evenly shared but the stats show that Cape Verde created the more chances and will be the more disappointed of the two sides with a draw.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    So, Cape Verde and DR Congo are still in with a shout of qualifying, but both sides will have to improve rather markedly on that drab performance.

    Cape Verde dominated the first half but and might have nicked the points at the end of a more even second period but for some excellent goalkeeping from Robert Kidiaba. They will rue a lack of cutting edge.

    DR Congo flickered intermittently, most notably through Cedrick Mabwati, but overall they were disappointing and it was an especially bad night for their Premier League stars. Captain Youssouf Mulumbu was stretchered off in the first half, and Yannick Bolasie was hooked midway through the second after a lacklustre performance.


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    All over in Ebebiyin. Cape Verde had the better chances, but two excellent late saves by DR Congo keeper Robert Kidiaba preserve a share of the points for the Leopards.

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    Cape Verde's Babanco is down receiving treatment on his ankle after a nasty collision. In fact, the stretcher is out - he becomes the second captain to be stretchered off in this match.

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    Jeremiah Kariuki: Cape Verde is the better team but football can be an unfair game, they may regret the missed opportunities they have had!

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Three added minutes. Has our best chance of a late winner come and gone?

  9. CLOSE!

    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Another huge chance for Cape Verde. DR Congo's defenders go Awol as Cape Verde counter at pace, Babanco plays in Heldon down the right, he cuts inside his man and pulls the trigger but Robert Kidiaba smothers brilliantly.

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    Dipo Lawuyi: This could possibly be the most uninspiring African Nations Cup ever. Maybe because Nigeria aren't there.

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "A few of the neutral supporters have had enough and are heading for the exits but there are still some trying to keep the dancing going - lined up behind one another dancing among the seats conga-style."

  12. CLOSE!

    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    From which Cape Verde so nearly score! The ball is whipped in by Heldon, Fernando Varela meets it at the near post with a firm header, Robert Kidiaba cam only palm it out towards Gege but the keeper recovers brilliantly to deny the centre-back just as he seems certain to tuck away the rebound. Terrific goalkeeping from the pony-tailed 38-year-old.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Babanco gets Heldon away down the right with a great ball. He wins a corner for Cape Verde...

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cape Verde were much the better side in the opening half but they've lost their spark in the second period and they just don't seem willing to commit forward in numbers. Odair Fortes brings the ball down the right but he has no support and the move dies.

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "The DR Congo fans and band to my right haven't stopped since the first whistle - shame that it is not inspiring the players at the moment. Both teams are really lacking any sort of quality in the final part of the pitch and there have been lots of poor final balls."


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    This game could do with a bit of quality - perhaps Platini can provide it? The familiarly named Cape Verde midfielder enters the fray in place of Tavares.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Remember, a draw here will leave both these teams on two points. They'll be far from out of contention, but will probably need to win their final match. Can either of them snatch victory in the closing stages here?

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cedrick Mabwati has been a real live wire for DR Congo in the second half - the game's best player. He twists and turns his way towards the byline on the left and stands up a good cross into the six-yard box, which Gege oh-so-casually chests back to his keeper. Veins of ice.


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    This game is drifting aimlessly towards a 0-0. Odair Fortes is introduced for Cape Verde in place of Ryan Mendes - can he spark it into life?

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    Heldon shows quick feet down the left and swings in a cross towards Ryan Mendes. Mendes does really well to turn and retrieve the slightly wayward ball, but he then tries a shot from an impossibly tight angle and blasts it harmlessly over.

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    Tavares surges into the penalty area and brings a good save from Robert Kidiaba at his near post. The corner is cleared by DR Congo.


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    That's the end of a disappointing night's work for Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace. Jeremy Bokila is on in his place.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Heldon, incidentally, has four goals in his last four matches for club and country. Cedrick Mabwati is the man causing problems at the moment though, and he wins a free-kick for DR Congo. It's not dealt with convincingly by Cape Verde, but they clear the danger eventually.


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Heldon, Cape Verde's goalscorer in their last match, replaces winger Kuca, who has put in a good shift. A straight swap that one, you would think.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    DR Congo are on top now. A good passage of play ends with Jean Kasusula sending a searching cross into the area which Vozinha does well to punch clear. He goes absolutely postal at his defenders.

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    Stephen Collins: Tiny stadiums, amazing fans, 90s-style kits, an abnormal number of drawn matches and the defending champions didn't qualify. Love it.

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    DR Congo
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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cedrick Mabwati does really well to nip in and pick off a poor pass out of defence from Kuca and burst into the penalty area, but he can't work the keeper from a tight angle. Better from DR Congo though.

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    Dieumerci Mbokani cuts a frustrated figure up front for DR Congo. His frustration gets the better of him as he concedes a free-kick by wrestling Babanco to the floor.

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    DR Congo players

    Sulaimon Adelekan: I expect DR Congo to win this game because they have the quality.

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    DR Congo have started more positively in this second period. A cross from the right is only half-cleared by Cape Verde and Chancel Mbemba lets fly, but it's well wide.

  32. KICK-OFF

    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba, arms aloft to the sky, says a little prayer before we get under way again in Ebebiyin. Here we go...

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Plenty of gentlemen prodding and poking the pitch at half-time - it has now hosted three and a half matches and another three and a half to go. I 'm sure the groundsman is most happy that there aren't any more back-to-back games here in Ebebiyin.

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba

    Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba was named man of the match for their earlier 2-1 defeat by Tunisia. Winning midfielder Wahbi Khazri was adjudged fair player of the match.

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Both Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba and coach Honour Janza said after the game that there had been too many selfish players against Tunisia and that they need to work better as a team for their final game against Cape Verde.

    "Tunisia and Rangers' Bilel Mohsni admitted that his side had been lucky to get the win but they need to build on the confidence gained in this game for their last tie against DR Congo."

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    Jobita Brian: Cape Verde holding their ground here, they are no pushovers

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin


    "Not as exciting as the first half of the opening Group B match here in Ebebiyin today - there have been a few chances for both sides but they have also both lacked quality in the final third. Cape Verde captain Babanco came closest for his side with a free-kick from outside the area that flew wide; Yannick Bolasie and Cedric Mabawati with DR Congo's best efforts. Losing Youssouf Mulumbu could prove a big blow to DR Congo - his control of the midfield could be missed in the second half. Bolasie is desperate to impress and there's a danger he might end up trying too hard."

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    Robert Kidiaba

    "DR Congo keeper Robert Kidiaba, at 38, is the oldest man at this tournament - not that you'd know it the way he throws himself around. Waiting to take his place when he retires after these finals is Parfait Mandanda - he is on the bench tonight - his older brother Steve does the same for France - and guess what! There are another two Mandanda brothers who play football too - and yes they are goalkeepers too!"


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cape Verde v DR Congo action shot

    Goalless at the break. Cape Verde have had the better of proceedings, but they have lacked a cutting edge in front of goal. DR Congo were very poor - and they have big worries over skipper Youssouf Mulumbu, who went off injured after 20 minutes.

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    Le Millenium: Don't underestimate your opponent... Wake up Leopards

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    A rare foray into opposition territory for Cape Verde, and Yannick Bolasie comes to life. He cuts infield off his wing, knocks it past one defender, and tests Vozinha with a crisp shot.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    DR Congo are under the cosh here, and they haven't really been able to get Yannick Bolasie into the game at all. Defender Cedric Mongongu has certainly seen plenty of action - and his latest contribution is to acrobatically hack clear a searching cross by Kuca.

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    And again Babanco's delivery creates a chance from the set piece. Tavares gets a head on it at the back post, and the ball just squirts wide off a DR Congo defender.

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    Issama Mpeko

    DR Congo have to be careful here. They have given away a lot of fouls - this time it's substitute Nelson Munganga bringing down Nuno Rocha after good hold-up play by Cape Verde. Babanco's delivery is headed out for a corner by Issama Mpeko.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Another teasing free kick from Cape Verde. It's whipped in by Kuca, DR Congo keeper Robert Kidiaba goes flying and misses it completely, and he's lucky to see it elude the Cape Verde attackers and run out for a goal kick.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Kuca spurns a great chance for Cape Verde. He's in acres of space when played in down the inside-left channel, tries to skip around Joel Kimwaki, but the defender does really well to recover and get a good block in.

  47. Did you know?


    Manchester United winger Nani, on loan at Sporting Lisbon, was born in Cape Verde but opted to play for Portugal, the country where he grew up.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    DR Congo meanwhile are struggling to find the same sort of quality in their passing. Another long diagonal in search of Cedrick Mabwati is pumped straight out of play.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    That's the best chance we've had so far. Babanco whips in a great free-kick for Cape Verde, Kalu steals in round the back but plants his header straight at Robert Kidiaba.

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    Cape Verde's Tavares - not to confused with the disco act of the same name who had a hit in 1976 with 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel' - cuts in from the right and finds a pocket of space but scuffs his shot horribly.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie shows great pace to get away from Carlitos down the left flank but then dallies and allows the Cape Verde defender to pinch the ball.

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "That's a big blow for DR Congo losing the experience of Youssouf Mulumbu in midfield - but it hasn't dampened the spirits of the Congolese fans!"

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cape Verde are the better side here but they're struggling to carve out clear chances. DR Congo are defending deep at the moment as the Blue Sharks play it around with authority.

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    Jordan Leaver: Cape Verde's rise through the ranks has been a big achievement over the last 5 years, they could be a force in a few years.


    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Nelson Munganga is on in place of Youssouf Mulumbu. He's not quite as illustrious as the skipper - in fact he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page.

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    Youssouf Mulumbu's goose is cooked here. The DR Congo skipper is down again clutching his hamstring and he won't be able to continue. That's a big blow for DR Congo (and maybe West Brom) - is that his tournament over?

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    A hefty challenge from Stopira, named after former France striker Yannick Stopyra, gives DR Congo a free-kick near the corner flag. The delivery is headed out towards the edge of the box, then lofted back in, punched by keeper Vozinha and finally thrashed into Row Z. Not much quality on show so far.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Youssouf Mulumbu is currently off the pitch for DR Congo, receiving treatment on his thigh. Meanwhile on the pitch, Ryan Mendes shows good pace down the left for Cape Verde but sends a cross safely into the gloves of Robert Kidiaba.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cedrick Mabwati teases in a cross from the right for DR Congo. It's just too high for Dieumerci Mbokani, who declines to attempt the overhead kick.

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    DR Congo's Joel Kimwaki tugs his man's shirt and gives away a freekick in a dangerous position wide on the left. Kuca plays it out to Babanco on the edge of the area, but his shot is tame.

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    Michael Lamptey: I enjoy the prospect of an underdog winning the tournament but Cape Verde is over-hyped. They are just a bunch of butchering players who if they played anywhere in the world except Africa, would attract 10 red cards.

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    Yannick Bolasie does really well to get down the outside of the left flank for DR Congo and sends in a great cross that just eludes the head of Cedrick Mabwati.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Ooh, it's not too far away from Babanco, the Cape Verde skipper. Lots of whip on it but just wide of the upright.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Kuca makes a strong driving run through the middle and is brought down by Youssouf Mulumbu. Free kick to Cape Verde...

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    DR Congo's Cedric Mongongu gives the ball away sloppily in defence and Cape Verde's Tavares spreads the ball wide towards Kuca, who fires over the top. Early wake-up call for the Leopards.

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    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Dieumerci Mbokani turns smartly in midfield and is flattened by Cape Verde's Ryan Mendes. Free-kick, but it's taken short. Eventually a long ball is lumped forward towards Cedrick Mabwati but it skids out of play.

  68. KICK-OFF

    Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

    Cape Verde, in blue, get us under way. DR Congo are in white. Can one of these teams take a big step towards qualification?

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    Cape Verde v DR Congo (19:00 GMT)

    Anthem time. A look at Yannick Bolasie's rather bright haircut as the camera pans along the row of DR Congo players. Cape Verde key man Heldon, who scored in their opening match, is on the bench - it seems he may have picked up an injury. An exchange of pennants, and we're ready to go here...

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "There is a very vocal band of DR Congo supporters away to my right - not sure whether they have all made the trip from the DRC or whether there are a few locals that have joined in with the singing and drumming."

  71. LINE-UPS

    Cape Verde v DR Congo (19:00 GMT)

    Cape Verde Islands: Vozinha, Carlitos, Fernando Varela, Stopira, Gege, Rocha, Lima, Babanco, Kuca, Ryan Mendes, Tavares. Subs: Somada, Kay, Semedo, Odair Fortes, Toni Varela, Heldon, Rodrgues, Platini, Jeffrey Fortes.

    DR Congo: Kidiaba, Mongongu, Kimwaki, Kasusula, Issama, Mbemba, Mulumbu, Mabidi, Cedrick, Bolasie, Mbokani. Subs: Kudimbana, Oualembo, Munganga, Makiadi, Kage, Kebano, Mabele, Kabananga, Zakuani, Bokila, Mubele, Mandanda.

    Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

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    Cape Verde v DR Congo (19:00 GMT)

    Cape Verde boss Rui Aguas was not involved when the islanders reached the quarter-finals in 2013, their first major tournament.

    "The players know each other very well, for many years. We have a really good group on and off the field. I spoke with everyone, the players, coaches. It's normal to get more information about every detail," he told BBC Sport.

  73. Leopards on the prowl

    Yannick Bolasie

    DR Congo's qualifying story could not have been more different. They were the last team to book their place in Equatorial Guinea, only doing so courtesy of the 'lucky loser' slot reserved for the best third-placed team.

    But there are legitimate reasons for Florent Ibenge's side to be optimistic. They have proven Premier League quality in captain Youssouf Mulumbu of West Brom and winger Yannick Bolasie (pictured) of Crystal Palace.

    Not only that, they looked decent in their opening match, having the better of a 1-1 draw with Zambia. A win tonight would give them every chance of making the knockout stages for the first time since 2006.

  74. Islanders looking to upset odds

    Cape Verde football team

    Cape Verde are the smallest nation at this tournament, but they certainly punch above their weight on the football pitch. Not only are they ranked inside the world's top 40 international teams, they were also the first side to secure their qualification for Afcon 2015, topping Group F ahead of Zambia, who we saw in action earlier.

    They acquitted themselves decently in their first match, securing a 1-1 draw with Tunisia. Can they go one better against DR Congo and put themselves in a great position to progress to the Afcon knockout stages for only the second time?

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    Cape Verde v DR Congo (19:00 GMT)

    Now we will turn our attentions to the second game in Group B - Cape Verde v DR Congo, which starts in 30 minutes.

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    An African Football Confederation (CAF) spokesman has been speaking about some of the problems surrounding this hastily relocated tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

    On fans clashing with police in Bata, he says that this is a small issue when fans arrive very close to kick-off. In that kind of rush, police have to do their work security checks and medical control. This small issue happens often at other major tournaments like the World Cup in Brazil.

    On overcrowded stadiums, he says they are selling the right number of tickets but fans are moving to stand with their fellow supporters even though that's not where their seats are. "Usually you would map out three to four months before and clear areas where fans would sit. We are working in a smaller time frame and doing the best we can."

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    Rob: Heartbreak for the Chipolopolo, a thoroughly undeserved loss. Haway the Zams!

    Maybe the first time anyone in the history of humanity has ever said 'Haway the Zams'?

  78. How's stat?

    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Zambia are still yet to win in five Afcon meetings against Tunisia (D2 L3).

    No goalkeeper has made more saves so far in this edition of the Africa Cup of Nations than Aymen Mathlouthi (9).

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    Mo Nsubuga: Zambia were my one of my favourites to win Afcon. Tall order now if Congo DR beat Cape Verde.

    Jeremiah Kariuki: Tunisia have been calm and calculative in the game. Being one down, and not losing sight or fight in the game!

    Possibility Thinker: I hope Louis van Gaal and Daley Blind are watching - play all the possession, don't take your chances and you'll lose.

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    Afcon Group B table

    That result puts Tunisia in the driving seat in Group B. A draw in their final game against DR Congo should see them through comfortably.

    Zambia's Cup of Nations is not over but they will need to beat Cape Verde in their third match to stand a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Zambia v Tunisia match stats

    Despite the fact that Tunisia had the lion's share of possession, Zambia were the better side and the stats show they created far more shooting chances.

    However, Aymen Mathlouthi had a solid game between the sticks for Tunisia, and the Carthage Eagles were clinical with their few opportunities.

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Looking back, you have to say that match turned on the moment that Zambia's Emmanuel Mayuka missed a great chance to score after 68 minutes. He should have made it 2-0, but instead he scuffed his effort, had to be taken off injured, and while Zambia were down to 10 Tunisia bundled in an equaliser that changed the momentum of the match.


    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    All over. Zambia suffer their first Afcon loss since 2010, despite dominating much of that match. Tunisia have pulled off something of a smash-and-grab, but it is they who take control of Group B.

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Lubambo Musonda has one last chance for Zambia, but he fires narrowly over the bar.

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Tunisia have a corner. They have the ball where they want it...

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Four added minutes. Davies Nkausu pumps in a long free-kick for Zambia but it's headed clear.

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    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia

    Zambia have been the better side for much of this game. Can they find a moment of quality to level this in the dying moments?

  88. GOAL

    Zambia 1-2 Tunisia - Yasine Chikhaoui

    Youssef Msakni teases in a peach of a cross from the left, and skipper Yasine Chikhaoui, who has been quiet, bursts in between the defenders and buries his header under Kennedy Mweene. Are Zambia staring down the barrel here?

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    From the resulting corner, Zambia counter at pace. They have two on two, Rainford Kalaba tries to play in Evans Kangwa but the ball bobbles horribly - the pitch is beginning to cut up - and Tunisia hack clear.

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Tunisia are getting a bit of joy down the right. Yasine Chikhaoui exchanges passes cleverly with Mohammed Ali Moncer, and Mweene comes out to block.

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Tunisia coach Georges Leekens is chuntering away to the fourth official about that decision. On the pitch, Youssef Msakni overhits a cross for Tunisia, who are on top in the closing stages.


    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Is Emmanuel Mbola a lucky boy again here? Youssef Msakni hares down the right for Tunisia and squares for Mohamed Ali Moncer, who tumbles to the ground under Mbola's challenge. Referee says no dice. Tell you what though, there was contact...


    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Tunisia make their last change. Goalscorer Ahmed Akaichi is off, and Hamza Younes, who plays his club football with Ludogorets in Bulgaria, trots on.

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Zambia aren't done here though. Given Singuluma's hopeful poke forward falls for Evans Kangwa on the right side of the penalty box, but his shot lacks power and Aymen Mathlouthi is behind it all the way.

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    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Emmanuel Mayuka's ambulance has just left the stadium."

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    Feyissa Gata: I don't think Tunisians are playing up to the standard.


    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Another change for Tunisia: Jamel Saihi departs and Ferjani Sassi, a defensive midfielder, enters the fray.

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Tunisia are in the ascendancy now. Ali Maaloul makes a barnstorming run down the left, but his pull-back just eludes Mohamed Ali Moncer in the middle.

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    The two previous games in this group finished 1-1. Will we see a repeat scoreline, or is there a winner in store?

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    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Emmanuel Mayuka has been taken straight to an ambulance but the ambulance hasn't left yet..."


    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

    Zambia are back up to their full 11-man continent as Zesco United striker Jackson Mwanza replaces the injured Emmaniel Mayuka, who is taken away on a stretcher.

    But has the damage already been done?

  103. GOAL

    Zambia 1-1 Tunisia - Akaichi

    And with 10 men on the pitch, Zambia are undone. It's a simple goal: substitute Mohamed Ali Moncer whips in a corner, it's flicked on at the near post and Ahmed Akaichi turns it in from close range. Game on.

  104. CLOSE!

    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

    Another big miss by Emmanuel Mayuka. Rainford Kalaba, who has been comfortably the most influential player on the pitch so far, drives in behind the Tunisia right-back and smashes the ball across the face of goal. Mayuka seems certain to score, but scuffs his effort from three yards with the goal gaping. To add insult to injury, he has hurt his groin and is stretchered off.

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    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Zambia have started where they left off and attacked Tunisia - while Rainford Kalaba has been the star so far - Kondwani Mtonga has played well just in front of the back four taking over from the injured Nathan Sinkala to great effect."

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    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia


    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

    Tunisia coach Georges Leekens had to make a change, and he does. Wahbi Khazri is off, Mohamed Ali Moncer is on.

  108. CLOSE!

    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

    It's Zambia who are coming on strong though. Lubambo Musonda is the latest to go close, shimmying into space on the edge of the area and rippling the side netting with a fierce strike.

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    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

    Will that goal bring Tunisia out of their shell? They've been really disappointing for the tournament's second highest-ranked team...

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    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

    Goodness me, it should have been 2-0. Tunisia centre back Aymen Abdennour comes charging out of defence to tackle Evans Kangwa, completely misses him, and allows the winger to drive into the area. Kangwa has time but doesn't get the ball out of his feet ad scuffs his shot horribly wide.

  111. GOAL

    Zambia 1-0 Tunisia - Mayuka

    Zambia lead deservedly, and it's their main dangerman Rainford Kalaba who has created the goal. He picks the ball up on the edge of the area, shows great skill to dink it delicately into the area and then flip it over the head of the Tunisia defenders towards the back post, where Emmanuel Mayuka is there to slam the bouncing ball into the roof of the net. He celebrates with a few casual backflips.


    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Rami Bedoui winds up another Rory Delap-style long throw for Tunisia, and there are big appeals for a penalty when the ball breaks loose as Emmanuel Mbola takes a huge swipe at Youssef Msakni. That looked a very good shout - Zambia have got away with one there.

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    Teddy Fleuridon: It's too early to hand over the title to Algeria or Senegal, they're still to prove they are the strongest squads.

  114. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Given Singuluma tries Zambia's umpteenth shot from distance, but once again it's straight at keeper Aymen Mathlouthi.

  115. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Rainford Kalaba almost fashions another scoring opportunity, as Emmanuel Mayuka plays a delicate little pass inside Tunisia defender Rami Bedoui down the inside-left channel. The defender just shows enough strength to hold off Kalaba and clear the danger.


    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Tunisia almost get in behind down the right as Yasine Chikhaoui and Wahbi Khazri exchange passes, but Zambia snuff out the danger. The referee calls play back, having played advantage, and books Rainford Kalaba for a foul on Rami Bedoui.

  117. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Lubambo Musonda

    Tunisia give it away cheaply and Zambia have a chance to counter through Lubambo Musonda, but he picks the wrong pass. Can somebody take this game, and this group, by the scruff of the neck?

  118. KICK-OFF

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Back up and running in Ebebiyin. No changes at the break for either side. Can Zambia build on their first-half dominance?

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    Nuren Ahmed: Senegal are the dark horses, but whoever beats Algeria will definitely win the tournament.

    Francis Macdoe Ezeamadi: I would have loved Nigeria to carry it if they had qualified, but since they didn't I would say Ghana all the way.

    Adeleke Abayomi: Senegal and Algeria

  120. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Piers Edwards: Got to love Rainford Kalaba's hair! He seems to have shaved his number - '17' - onto the top of his head.

  121. Half-time snapshot

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    Emmanuel Mayuka

    "Zambia have ended up creating the better chances in the first half - Rainford Kalaba has been the main threat. The captain's best effort was a long-range swerving shot that was well saved by Aymen Mathlouthi in the Tunisia goal. Kalaba then swung in a cross that Southampton striker Emmanuel Mayuka should have headed home but instead found the keeper. Tunisia had created pressure in the opening 25 minutes of the match and forced Kennedy Mweene to make some good saves too - but the Zambians were the better side as the half came to an end. Tunisia coach George Leekens needs a way to contain Kalaba."

  122. HALF-TIME

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Zambia certainly have not been afraid to try their luck from distance. Evans Kangwa is the latest when the ball breaks to him wide on the left, stinging Aymen Mathlouthi's gloves with a dipping effort. That's the final action of a decent, open half, but no goals so far in Ebebeyin.

  123. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Oh, that's a huge opportunity gone begging for Zambia. A long ball into the area isn't dealt with by the Tunisia centre-backs, who get in each other's way, and it drops for Emmanuel Mayuka six yards out. He has to score, but he tries to hit the ball too hard and scuffs it against his standing foot. A horrible miss.

  124. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    That's a better move from Tunisia. Youssef Msakni releases Ahmed Akaichi down the right, gets the ball back and touches it off to Yasine Chikhaoui, but his curling effort is wayward.

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    Simon Boendermaker: The amount of firepower Senegal have, they have to be one of the sides that can go on and win it.

  126. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    And another good opportunity for Zambia. Emmanuel Mayuka gets in between the centre-backs and latches onto a fine early cross from the right, but his header is straight at Aymen Mathlouthi.

  127. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Habib Ben Youssef

    Zambia are definitely on top here against their higher-ranked opponents. Habib Ben Youssef has to concede a corner, and this time Zambia do cause problems from the set piece. A flick-on at the near post is headed clear, but Kondwani Mtonga does well to recover it and sends it a curling delivery to the back post, where Stoppila Sunzu brings a good save from Aymen Mathouthi with a acrobatic volley that bounces up off the turf.

  128. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Fans here in Ebebiyin rather than do Mexican waves - which wouldn't work as there are no seats or stands behind either goal - instead are doing something akin to the 'conga'. There is a long line of them running along the back of the main stand and in between the seats."

  129. Post update

  130. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Sunday League defending from Tunisia yet again presents Rainford Kalaba with an opportunity. A long punt forward from Kennedy Mweene isn't dealt with and Habib Ben Youssef ends up miskicking it straight to Kalaba 10 yards out, but he snatches at the chance. A let-off for the Carthage Eagles.

  131. CLOSE!

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Zambia are enjoying a decent spell here, and their pressure finally tells when Evans Kangwa again tees up that man Rainford Kalaba. This time the skipper's effort is true and Aymen Mathlouthi does well to tip it to safety. No joy from the subsequent Zambia corner.

  132. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Have your say on who could do a Zambia 2012 and cause a shock over on our Facebook page.

    Jay Samungole: Zambia ware surprise winners to the rest of the world in 2012, not to Zambians because that team had been together from the under-20 category.

    Nuren Ahmed: Algeria are currently Africa's highest ranked team, and they are justifying that.

    Chukwuemeka Ekere: I will say Cape Verde, they are determined.

    Sulaimon A Adelekan: For me, Gabon are the dark horses

  133. OUCH!

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Another man down here - this time it's Zambia keeper Kennedy Mweene. He was clattered by Ahmed Akaichi as he came to collect a long ball - a bit of a naughty one from the Tunisia striker, in my book. Zambia's reserve keepers look a little anxious on the sidelines as a groggy Mweene is checked out by the medics, but they decide he's OK to soldier on.

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    Shamim Wakil: Are we already ruling out Ivory Coast? They will walk this.

    We are looking for your potential surprise winners, but please let us know which of the big boys you fancy to win too.

  135. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    A great ball over the top down the left gets Given Singuluma in behind the Tunisia defence. He tries to find a team-mate with a cut-back, but Hocine Ragued puts in a fine challenge. The danger isn't cleared though, and when the ball comes to Rainford Kalaba on the edge of the area the skipper again lets fly, narrowly missing the target.

  136. OUCH!

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Emmanuel Mayuka

    It's been a fairly even first quarter so far. Emmanuel Mayuka has been poleaxed on the edge of the Tunisia area and the referee stops play. The replay shows that he was completely cleaned out by Rami Bedoui, and it's no surprise to see the physio summoned with the ice pack. He's OK to continue though.

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    Ohene-Bampoe Brenya: Based on history my money is on Tunisia

  138. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Emmanuel Mayuka

    Southampton's forgotten man Emmanuel Mayuka has been quiet so far, but he wins a corner for Zambia off Aymen Abdennour. It's whipped in by Rainford Kalaba but Tunisia clear well.

  139. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Seems that most of the neutral fans here are backing Zambia - lots of cheers as they attack and again when Tunisian chances are foiled."

  140. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Another fine long-range effort. A Tunisia free-kick is only half cleared and Jamel Saihi leathers it towards goal from 25 yards. His strike is sweet as a nut but it's straight at Kennedy Mweene, who parries.

  141. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    A good pass over the top by Youssef Msakni nearly gets Yasine Chikhaoui in behind the Zambia defence but keeper Kennedy Mweene makes an excellent decision to come racing out of his box and intercept.

  142. CLOSE!

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Zambia's Rainford Kalaba has already had one long-range effort blocked and he shows he can strike them from distance again. The ball is switched to him in space centrally 25 yards out and he fizzes a daisy-cutter just past the post. Good strike.

  143. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Casual play by Zambia's Kondwani Mtonga allows Ahmed Akaichi to nip in and steal the ball. He exchanges a quick give-and-go with Youssef Msakni and looks to be in behind but he is correctly called offside.

  144. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "It's early evening here in Ebebiyin but it is still pretty hot and humid and the players are taking the chance to take on water whenever there is a break in play. The sun hasn't gone down yet but the floodlights here at the stadium are already on."

  145. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    A great chance for Zambia as Evans Kangwa leads a three-on-three break. He finds Lubambo Musonda on the right, who dallies a little before sending in a floaty cross which Aymen Mathlouthi elects to punch. The ball rolls out to Rainford Kalaba, who winds up for a thunderous strike, but Hocine Ragued blocks bravely.

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    Who do you think can 'do a Zambia 2012' and win the tournament? Have your say on our Facebook page.

    Rob Densham: I would like Cape Verde but Algeria seems more logical.

    Darryl Dowdall: Every team is rubbish... Never seen so many draws and terrible technical football ability from the players. So impossible to pick a winner.

    Andreas Anderson Tshofu: The Democratic Republic of Congo.

  147. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Maaloul is in the thick of the action so far. The ball sits up for him thirty yards and he tries his luck with an ambitious volley. Zambia keeper Kennedy Mweene watches it fly harmlessly behind for a goalkick.

  148. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "DR Congo fans are in early ready for the second match today against Cape Verde - seen a few of their flags around the stadium too."

  149. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    And now Ali Maaloul has his work cut out in defence, covering well as the slippery Lubambo Musonda tries to get to the byeline and forcing the Zambian winger to hit his cross out of play. An open game so far.

  150. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    A wayward cross from Evans Kangwa allows Tunisia the chance to break, but their nascent counterattack is picked off by Zambia right-back Davies Nkausu. Left-back Ali Maaloul is prominent for Tunisia so far.

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    Who do you think can 'do a Zambia 2012' and win the tournament? Have your say on our Facebook page.

    Susan Zulu: Cape Verde will shock the continent.

    George Wilix: Am behind you, "the Chipolopolo" [Zambia]

    Chicharito Nicholas De Prince: Algeria for life

    Alex Van Harsh Babuyao: Algeria - 'Dessert Warriors'

  152. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Rainford Kalaba stands over a free-kick wide on the left for Zambia but it's poor, straight into Aymen Mathlouthi's gloves.

  153. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Strangled appeals for a penalty against Stoppila Sunzu as Ali Maaloul comes infield and passes to Wahbi Khazri in the area, who flicks the ball against the defender's arm. The referee waves them away.

  154. Post update

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Tunisia have a couple of early long throws, hoisted into the area in search of Yassine Chikhaoui by Rami Bedoui. Stoppila Sunzu, who scored the penalty that won the Cup for Zambia in 2012, clears in uncomplicated fashion.

  155. KICK-OFF

    Zambia 0-0 Tunisia

    Here we go. Zambia, in their traditional green kit, get us under way. Tunisia in white today.

  156. Post update

    Zambia v Tunisia (16:00 GMT)

    Anthem time. Zambia first, hands on hearts as they mumble their way through the aptly-titled 'Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free'. Some closed eyes in the Tunisia ranks as the band pipes up with their anthem. We're nearly ready...

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    Zambia were the surprise winners in 2012 - could we have another shock winner this year?

    Could the Copper Bullets do it again? Or do you fancy the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde, who are playing later, to cause some ripples?

    Let us know using #bbcafcon2015 on Twitter, 81111 on text (but only if you're in the UK) or using our Facebook page.

  158. Post update

    Zambia v Tunisia (16:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Sprinklers on until just 10 minutes before the kick-off at the Ebebiyin as they try to maintain this pitch that was only laid a few weeks ago and has another five matches to host."

  159. LINE-UPS

    Zambia v Tunisia (16:00 GMT)

    Zambia: Mweene, Nkausa, Sunzu, Mbola, Munthali, Mtonga, Musonda, Kalaba, Singuluma, Mayuka, Kangwa. Subs: Munyao, Malama, Lungu, Kabwe, Sautu, Musakanya, Kampamba, Mulenga, Mwanza, Ngoma, Titima.

    Tunisia: Aymen Mathlouthi, Syam Ben Youssef, Abdennour, Maaloul, Bedoui, Ragued, Khazri, Saihi, M'Sakni, Chikhaoui, Akaichi. Subs: Ben Mustapha, Mohsni, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Younes, Chermiti, Sassi, Nater, Moncer, Hamza Mathlouthi, Yacoubi, Ben Djemia, Ben Cherifia.

    Referee: Aboubacar Bangoura (Guinea)

  160. Three changes apiece

    Zambia v Tunisia (16:00 GMT)

    Some early team news for you, and it looks like both sides have made three changes.

    Perhaps the most surprising change sees Mohamed Ali Moncer, Tunisia's goalscorer in their first match, drop out of the starting XI. Houcine Nater and Hamza Mathlouthi join him on the sidelines, while Rami Dedoui, Hocine Ragued and Youssef Msakni are restored to the line-up.

    For Zambia, Christopher Munthali, Lubambo Musundo and Evans Kangwa come in for Chisambu Lungu, Ronald Kampamba and the injured Nathan Sinkala.

  161. Post update

    Zambia v Tunisia (16:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in Ebebiyin

    "Over an hour before kick-off, there were already quite a few people in the stadium here in Ebebiyin - also saw quite a few police suiting up in riot gear when I arrived at the stadium two hours earlier."

  162. Nickname watch

    We've mentioned some of these already, but just so we're on the same page, here's your guide to the nicknames of Group B. Dazzle your friends with your newfound levels of hipsterish pretension by casually dropping these into conversation:

    Zambia: the Copper Bullets

    Tunisia: the Carthage Eagles

    DR Congo: the Leopards

    Cape Verde: the Blue Sharks

    That means our first match is Bullets v Eagles. Surely there's only one winner...

  163. Tunisia tipped for the top

    Wahbi Khazri

    Tunisia, on the other hand, have been hotly-tipped in many quarters to go all the way at Afcon 2015. The Fifa rankings say they are the second-best team in the tournament, behind Algeria and ahead of heavyweights like Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon.

    However, Georges Leekens's side were decidedly sluggish in drawing their tournament opener 1-1 against Cape Verde, and will have to up their game if they want to overcome Zambia.

    Tunisia won the competition in 2004 but haven't gone beyond the quarter-finals since then. Much may depend on star man Wahbi Khazri of Bordeaux (pictured), who has scored in three of his last four internationals.

  164. Zambia out to defend Honour

    Zambia football team

    What to make of Zambia's challenge this year? The Copper Bullets aren't among the title favourites, but then again the 2012 champions are the most recent Afcon winners present at this tournament (with 2013 champions Nigeria having failed to qualify).

    Honour Janza's side didn't exactly set the world alight in their opening match, playing out a steady 1-1 draw with DR Congo. But consider this: Zambia haven't tasted defeat at the Cup of Nations since losing to Cameroon 2010 - an unbeaten run of 12 games.

    Add to that a mean-looking defence, with an impressive record of five clean sheets in their last eight Afcon matches, and it's clear that Zambia are no pushovers. They will pose a tough test for Tunisia today.

  165. Post update

    Zambia v Tunisia (16:00 GMT)

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations!

    Today we get our second look at the teams in Group B. With all four sides on one point after the first round of fixtures, this group is intriguingly poised and there's everything to play for in today's matches.

    Later on we'll see DR Congo meet Cape Verde, but first up, we bring you a heavyweight clash of former champions as Zambia take on Tunisia.

  166. The history boys?

    DR Congo football team

    Yesterday Claude Le Roy's Congo ended one of the longest waits in African sport as they shocked Gabon 1-0 to record their first victory in the Cup of Nations since 1974.

    Should you require an illustration of just how long ago that was, allow us to remind you that 1974 was the year that President Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal, Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, and the BBC started Ceefax.

    What you may not remember was that that year also saw Congo's similarly named neighbour DR Congo (then much less confusingly known as Zaire) go on to lift the Cup of Nations trophy, beating Zambia 2-0 in a (further nostalgia alert) final replay.

    Like their near namesake, DR Congo have fallen on hard times since then. Even the backflipping exploits of Newcastle and Portsmouth striker Lomana Tresor LuaLua couldn't revive their moribund title challenge during the 2000s.

    But now, bolstered by the Premier League quality of Youssouf Mulumbu and Yannick Bolasie, DR Congo look ready to mount their strongest challenge in a generation. If they can beat Cape Verde today, the Leopards will stand on the threshold of the knockout stages. Can they be today's history boys?