The national team of Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo tied at one goal in the Nkoantoma Stadium in Bata, a result which classifies both teams in the quarterfinals. The Tunisians, who finished first in the group, will play against the Nzalang on Saturday in Ebebiyin, while the Democratic Republic of Congo will face off against Congo Brazzaville.
The game started with the domination of Tunisia, which at the tenth minute had a double opportunity to score in the goal of Kidiaba. The Tunisian goal was forthcoming, and the play occurred at the 30th minute in the match, when Akaichi shot a header after the ball had been cleared by the defense.
Tunisia had several chances to sentence the game, but did not and it was the Congolese who in an isolated play took advantage of a header from Bukari, which was finished off by Bokali.
With the tie, the two were satisfied and opportunities were conspicuous for their absence; and at the end they both are going to the quarterfinals and everyone is happy.
In the other group match, Cape Verde and Zambia tied at one goal in heavy rain and both teams were eliminated. The Cape Verdeans had the best opportunity from the boots of Monteiro, but the shot went outside.
In the second half, despite the falling rain, Zambia had their chances, especially a shot by Kangwa, but the ball would not go in and they leave this Africa Cup of Nations with only two points. Cape Verde’s situation can be seen as worse, since it has not lost a game and leaves with three points, like Congo, but they are classified by goal difference, 2-1.
Text: Javier Hernandez
Photos: Miguel Angel Andjimi (D. G. Base Internet) and Javier Hernandez
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office