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Blue Sharks held by DRC

23 January 2015, 10:44

Cape Town - Cape Verde were held to a 0-0 draw by DR Congo in their Africa Cup of Nations Group B match at Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin on Thursday night.

The Blue Sharks looked the likelier scorers throughout the 90 minutes, but the Leopards were able to hold out and ensure the match ended with the points shared between the teams.
Cape Verde were the first to threaten a goal, with Ryan Mendes feeding Kuca on the right of the penalty area, but the forward’s strike at goal from a tight angle flashed over the target in the fifth minute.
Four minutes later Babanco went direct for goal from a long range free kick and had DRC goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba worried with an effort that carried just over the top of the crossbar.
DRC suffered a major blow in the first half when influential midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu was forced off the pitch with what looked to be a hamstring injury. Munganga Omba replaced the West Brom player in the 23rd minute.
The Blue Sharks created a fine chance to open the scoring just past the half hour mark when Babanco’s curling free kick picked out Calu, but the midfielder’s header went straight into the arms of Kidiaba.
DRC created little in attack in the first half, with their only notable effort on goal arriving in injury time before the interval. Yannick Bolasie squeezed away a low shot from just outside the penalty area, but goalkeeper Vozinha got down low to his right to make a fine save.
The Leopards also had the first shot in anger of the second half, with Cedric Mabwati capitalising on a defensive error to move into the box and let fly with a right-footed effort that missed the near post.
The closest the match came to producing a goal arrived in the 85th minute. A Cape Verde corner kick saw Tony Varela’s goal-bound header well saved by Kidiaba, who then reacted quickly to deny substitute Platini on the follow-up.
Three minutes later Heldon thought he was on course to score his second of the tournament, having cut inside a defender to let loose a left-footed strike, but Kidiaba was brilliantly positioned to make the block.
With Tunisia having beaten Zambia 2-1 in the evening’s earlier match, the draw in this encounter means the two teams are tied in second place on two points apiece, while the North Africans lead the way with four. Zambia are placed last with one point.
The final round of Group B matches takes place on Monday, January 26. Cape Verde will face Zambia in Ebebiyin, while DR Congo tackle Tunisia in Bata. Both matches kick-off at 20:00 CAT.



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