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Zambia shares points with Tunsia – African Cup of Nations: Zambia 1-1 Tunisia

January 13, 2010

Zambia were close to staging one of the now popular upsets at the on going African Cup of Nations but had settle for 1 all draw with slight favorites Tunisia in a Group D encounter.

The game opened with an energetic 10 minutes of frantic football from both teams who sort to establish their dominance. When Zambia settled to play football it was a delight to watch and they saw more of the ball than their Tunisian counterparts.

The Chipolopolo took the lead after 19 minutes of action when Mulenga converted a reverse ball from Chamanga. The Zambians continued to take the game to the Tunisians and enjoyed a telling amount of possession for the greater part of the first half. They could have made two from a corner kick but there was no player to tap the ball into the yawning net.

With just 5 minutes to end the second half, Tunisia was given a lifeline against the run of play by Souheil Dhaouadi as he finished off a blistering move from the left by team mate Msakni.

Tunisia opened the second with a renewed spirit as they dictated the pace of the game. Quite a number of decent chances where created in this half by both sides but all went wasted. Perhaps a superb free kick by Rainford Kalaba from 44m out which the goalkeeper saved and the subsequent rebound by Christopher Katongo which flew over the bar maybe the main talking points of the half.

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