Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo both qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after playing to a 1-1 draw on Monday evening at the Estadio de Bata.
Jeremy Bokila’s second half strike for the DRC cancelled out Ahmed Akaichi’s opener for Tunisia.
Both teams qualified for the last eight after the Cape Verde and Zambia encounter finished goalless, ampoule store http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-theme/wpsc-transaction_results.php meaning both those teams were eliminated from the tournament after finishing third and fourth respectively in Group B.
It was an intense encounter in its infant stages but DRC keeper Robert Kidiaba saved his side in the 20th minute of the match.
Yassine Chikhaoui skillfully cut into the box from the left wing and with his right foot curled a lovely shot which looked goal bound but the Congolese keeper was well up to the task as he parried the ball away for a corner kick.
In the 27th minute, stomach the DRC were awarded a free kick just outside the box on the left side of the field.
Jean Kasusula sent a curling left footed shot from the dead ball situation which required the best out of Tunisian keeper Aymen Mathlouthi as he saved the shot.
On the half hour mark the north Africans broke the deadlock when Chikhaoui beat a few Congolese defenders in the box and sent a wonderful short cross that met the head of Akaichi who buried the chance with a good header past a helpless Kidiaba.
Tunisia were relentless in attack in this period of the game and nearly doubled their lead just two minutes after going in front but Chikhaoui’s expertly taken volley was correctly ruled out for offside.
Fifteen minutes into the second half the 2004 champions had a glorious opportunity to take a two goal advantage but Akaichi wasted the chance by sending the ball wide of goal with the DRC defence at his mercy.
Just five minutes after coming on as a substitute Bokila levelled for the Leopards. A powerful Congolese attack saw big forward Mbokani Bezua win the ball in the air and nod it into the direction of Bokila who scored from close range.
With a quarter of an hour remaining and the tie in the balance, viagra Kidiaba rescued the DRC with a close range save with ricocheted off him and onto the outside roof of the net with Tunisian striker Younes in disbelief after seeing his tap-in attempted not going in.
The match would finish in a draw with both teams celebrating the point gain. On January 31, the quarterfinal card will see Tunisia take on hosts Equatorial Guinea whilst it will be an all Congolese affair between the DRC and Congo.
Democratic Republic of Congo (0)1 Bokila 65’
Tunisia (1)1 Akaichi 31’
DRC: Muteba, Mbemba, Mpela, Djos, Kilichio, Mongongu (Zakuani 87’), Makiadi, Bolasie, Mabwati (Bokila 60’), Ndombe (Kabananga 78’), Bezua
Tunisia: A. Mathlouthi, Yakoubi, Youssef, Maaloul, H. Mathlouthi, Abdennour, Khazri (Moncer 77’), Sassi, Ragued (Nater 87’), Akaichi (Younes 74’), Chikhaoui
Mike Sserumaga scored late to set Lweza FC on their way to victory over SC Villa in a Liberation Day Cup contest at Nakivubo on Monday though a series of missed opportunities by kept the score to 1-0.
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