2015 Africa Cup of Nations Group B

Group B of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations was played from 18 January until 26 January in Equatorial Guinea. The group consisted of Zambia, Tunisia, Cape Verde, and DR Congo.[1] Tunisia and DR Congo advanced as group winners and runners-up respectively, while Cape Verde and Zambia were eliminated.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
CAF Rankings
Points[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
Start of event
B1   Zambia Group F runners-up 15 November 2014 17th 2013 Winners (2012) 41 50
B2   Tunisia Group G winners 14 November 2014 17th 2013 Winners (2004) 32.5 22
B3   Cape Verde Group F winners 15 October 2014 2nd 2013 Quarter-finals (2013) 26.5 40
B4   DR Congo Best third-placed team 19 November 2014 17th 2013 Winners (1968, 1974) 18 57
Notes
  1. ^ The CAF rankings were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Tunisia 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   DR Congo 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
3   Cape Verde 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4   Zambia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals:

  • Tunisia advanced to play Equatorial Guinea (runner-up of Group A).
  • DR Congo advanced to play Congo (winner of Group A).

MatchesEdit

All times local, WAT (UTC+1).

Zambia vs DR CongoEdit

Zambia opened the scoring inside two minutes, as Chisamba Lungu controlled Robert Kidiaba's punch outside the area, allowing Given Singuluma to score with his right foot. Yannick Bolasie equalized for DR Congo in the 66th minute, as he shot home from inside the penalty area from Cedrick Mabwati's pass.[2][3]

Zambia  1–1  DR Congo
Singuluma   2' Report Bolasie   66'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zambia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DR Congo
GK 16 Kennedy Mweene
RB 18 Emmanuel Mbola
CB 13 Stoppila Sunzu   31'
CB 14 Kondwani Mtonga
LB 6 Davies Nkausu
CM 15 Given Singuluma   68'
CM 19 Nathan Sinkala   81'    86'
RW 3 Chisamba Lungu
AM 9 Ronald Kampamba   74'
LW 17 Rainford Kalaba (c)
CF 20 Emmanuel Mayuka   67'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Evans Kangwa   67'
FW 10 Mukuka Mulenga   74'
DF 4 Christopher Munthali   86'
Manager:
Honour Janza
 
GK 1 Robert Kidiaba
RB 2 Issama Mpeko
CB 17 Cédric Mongongu
CB 15 Joël Kimwaki
LB 3 Jean Kasusula
CM 22 Chancel Mbemba Mangulu
CM 7 Youssouf Mulumbu (c)
RW 21 Firmin Ndombe Mubele   63'
AM 8 Hervé Kage   64'
LW 11 Yannick Bolasie
CF 9 Dieumerci Mbokani
Substitutions:
FW 18 Cedrick Mabwati   63'
FW 13 Junior Kabananga   64'
Manager:
Florent Ibengé

Man of the Match:
Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo)[4]

Assistant referees:
Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan)
Tahssen Abo El Sadat (Egypt)
Fourth official:
Juste Ephrem Zio (Burkina Faso)

Tunisia vs Cape VerdeEdit

Tunisia opened the scoring in the 70th minute, as Ali Maâloul's cross was converted by Mohamed Ali Manser at the far post. Cape Verde equalized eight minutes later through Héldon's penalty after he was brought down by Syam Ben Youssef at the edge of the penalty area.[5][6]

Tunisia  1–1  Cape Verde
Manser   70' Report Héldon   78' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cape Verde
GK 16 Aymen Mathlouthi
RB 14 Stéphane Nater
CB 12 Ali Maâloul
CB 3 Aymen Abdennour
LB 2 Syam Ben Youssef
CM 18 Wahbi Khazri   15'    82'
CM 15 Mohamed Ali Manser
RW 9 Yassine Chikhaoui (c)
LW 21 Jamel Saihi   88'
CF 17 Hamza Mathlouthi
CF 19 Ahmed Akaïchi   82'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Youssef Msakni   82'
FW 8 Edem Rjaïbi   82'
FW 6 Hocine Ragued   88'
Manager:
  Georges Leekens
 
GK 1 Vozinha
RB 2 Stopira
CB 3 Fernando Varela
CB 14 Gegé
LB 23 Carlitos   74'
CM 5 Babanco (c)
CM 15 Nuno Rocha
RW 10 Héldon
LW 17 Calú
CF 9 Kuca   84'
CF 21 Djaniny   68'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Júlio Tavares   68'
FW 20 Ryan Mendes   74'
FW 7 Odaïr Fortes   84'
Manager:
  Rui Águas

Man of the Match:
Héldon (Cape Verde)[7]

Assistant referees:
Aboubacar Doumbouya (Guinea)
Theogene Ndagijimana (Rwanda)
Fourth official:
Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

Zambia vs TunisiaEdit

Zambia took the lead in the 60th minute, when Emmanuel Mayuka scored home from Rainford Kalaba's lofted pass. Tunisia equalized ten minutes later after Syam Ben Youssef flicked a corner to Ahmed Akaïchi to score from close range. They completed the comeback in the 89th minute, as Yassine Chikhaoui headed in Youssef Msakni's cross.[8][9]

Zambia  1–2  Tunisia
Mayuka   60' Report Akaïchi   70'
Chikhaoui   89'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zambia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia
GK 16 Kennedy Mweene
RB 6 Davies Nkausu
CB 13 Stoppila Sunzu
CB 4 Christopher Munthali    79'
LB 18 Emmanuel Mbola
CM 15 Given Singuluma
CM 14 Kondwani Mtonga
AM 12 Evans Kangwa   88'
RF 11 Lubambo Musonda
CF 17 Rainford Kalaba (c)   51'
LF 20 Emmanuel Mayuka   71'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Jackson Mwanza   71'
MF 10 Mukuka Mulenga   88'
Manager:
Honour Janza
 
GK 16 Aymen Mathlouthi
RB 5 Rami Bedoui
CB 3 Aymen Abdennour
CB 2 Syam Ben Youssef
LB 12 Ali Maâloul
CM 21 Jamel Saihi   75'
CM 6 Hocine Ragued
AM 9 Yassine Chikhaoui (c)
RF 19 Ahmed Akaïchi   80'
CF 18 Wahbi Khazri   66'
LF 7 Youssef Msakni
Substitutions:
MF 15 Mohamed Ali Manser    66'
MF 13 Ferjani Sassi   75'
FW 10 Hamza Younés   80'
Manager:
  Georges Leekens

Man of the Match:
Rainford Kalaba (Zambia)[10]

Assistant referees:
Songuifolo Yéo (Ivory Coast)
Jerson dos Santos (Angola)
Fourth official:
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Cape Verde vs DR CongoEdit

Both teams played to their second consecutive draw. DR Congo lost their captain Youssouf Mulumbu to injury in the first half. Cape Verde had chances to win at the end of the match, but had their shots saved by opposing goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba.[11][12]

Cape Verde  0–0  DR Congo
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cape Verde
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DR Congo
GK 1 Vozinha
RB 23 Carlitos
CB 14 Gegé
CB 3 Fernando Varela
LB 2 Stopira
RM 17 Calú
CM 15 Nuno Rocha
LM 5 Babanco (c)
RF 20 Ryan Mendes   71'
CF 19 Júlio Tavares   79'
LF 9 Kuca   59'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Héldon   59'
FW 7 Odaïr Fortes   71'
MF 13 Platini   79'
Manager:
  Rui Águas
 
GK 1 Robert Kidiaba
RB 2 Issama Mpeko
CB 17 Cédric Mongongu
CB 15 Joël Kimwaki
LB 3 Jean Kasusula
CM 22 Chancel Mbemba Mangulu
CM 7 Youssouf Mulumbu (c)   23'
AM 20 Lema Mabidi   86'
RF 18 Cedrick Mabwati
CF 11 Yannick Bolasie   63'
LF 9 Dieumerci Mbokani
Substitutions:
MF 5 Nelson Munganga   23'
FW 19 Jeremy Bokila   63'
FW 21 Firmin Ndombe Mubele   86'
Manager:
Florent Ibengé

Man of the Match:
Babanco (Cape Verde)[13]

Assistant referees:
Djibril Camara (Senegal)
El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
Fourth official:
Joseph Odartei Lamptey (Ghana)

Cape Verde vs ZambiaEdit

In a match played under torrential rain, both teams could not find the net, and the goalless draw meant both teams were eliminated from the tournament.[14][15]

Cape Verde  0–0  Zambia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cape Verde
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zambia
GK 1 Vozinha
RB 14 Gegé
CB 23 Carlitos   33'    79'
CB 3 Fernando Varela
LB 2 Stopira
DM 8 Toni Varela   74'
CM 17 Calú
CM 15 Nuno Rocha
RW 20 Ryan Mendes   57'
LW 10 Héldon (c)
CF 11 Garry Rodrigues
Substitutions:
FW 21 Djaniny   57'
FW 7 Odaïr Fortes   74'
FW 9 Kuca   79'
Manager:
  Rui Águas
 
GK 16 Kennedy Mweene
RB 6 Davies Nkausu
CB 13 Stoppila Sunzu
CB 4 Christopher Munthali    45+2'    58'
LB 18 Emmanuel Mbola
CM 14 Kondwani Mtonga
CM 3 Chisamba Lungu
AM 15 Given Singuluma   84'
RF 11 Lubambo Musonda   71'
CF 12 Evans Kangwa   75'
LF 17 Rainford Kalaba (c)
Substitutions:
DF 2 Donashano Malama   58'
FW 23 Patrick Ngoma   71'
MF 10 Mukuka Mulenga   84'
Manager:
Honour Janza

Man of the Match:
Rainford Kalaba (Zambia)[16]

Assistant referees:
Aden Marwa Range (Kenya)
Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Juste Ephrem Zio (Burkina Faso)

DR Congo vs TunisiaEdit

Tunisia took the lead in the 31st minute, as Yassine Chikhaoui's shot was deflected and Ahmed Akaïchi headed the ball in. DR Congo equalized in the 66th minute, after Dieumerci Mbokani headed down a long ball for Jeremy Bokila to score. The result was enough for Tunisia to win the group, while DR Congo also qualified as runners-up, ahead of Cape Verde on goals scored.[17][18]

DR Congo  1–1  Tunisia
Bokila   66' Report Akaïchi   31'
Attendance: 11,463
 
 
 
 
 
 
DR Congo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia
GK 1 Robert Kidiaba (c)
RB 2 Issama Mpeko
CB 17 Cédric Mongongu   87'
CB 15 Joël Kimwaki
LB 3 Jean Kasusula
CM 22 Chancel Mbemba Mangulu
CM 6 Cédric Makiadi
RW 21 Firmin Ndombe Mubele   78'
AM 18 Cedrick Mabwati   60'
LW 11 Yannick Bolasie
CF 9 Dieumerci Mbokani
Substitutions:
FW 19 Jeremy Bokila   60'
FW 13 Junior Kabananga   78'
DF 14 Gabriel Zakuani   87'
Manager:
Florent Ibengé
 
GK 16 Aymen Mathlouthi
RB 17 Hamza Mathlouthi
CB 3 Aymen Abdennour
CB 2 Syam Ben Youssef
LB 12 Ali Maâloul
CM 20 Mohamed Ali Yacoubi    8'
CM 6 Hocine Ragued   87'
RW 18 Wahbi Khazri   77'
AM 13 Ferjani Sassi
LW 9 Yassine Chikhaoui (c)
CF 19 Ahmed Akaïchi   73'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Hamza Younés   73'
MF 15 Mohamed Ali Manser   77'
MF 14 Stéphane Nater   87'
Manager:
  Georges Leekens

Man of the Match:
Jeremy Bokila (DR Congo)[19]

Assistant referees:
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Yahaya Mahamadou (Niger)
Fourth official:
Koman Coulibaly (Mali)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghana, Algeria, South Africa, Senegal in Group of Death". CAF. 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ "BBC Sport – Zambia 1-1 DR Congo". BBC Sport. 18 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Zambia – DR Congo". Youtube. 18 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Match report: Zambia 1–1 DR Congo" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ "BBC Sport – Tunisia 1-1 Cape Verde". BBC Sport. 18 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Tunisia – Cape Verde". Youtube. 18 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Match report: Tunisia 1–1 Cape Verde" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  8. ^ "BBC Sport – Zambia 1-2 Tunisia". BBC Sport. 22 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Zambia – Tunisia". Youtube. 22 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Match report: Zambia 1–2 Tunisia" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  11. ^ "BBC Sport – Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo". BBC Sport. 22 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Cape Verde – DR Congo". Youtube. 22 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Match report: Cape Verde 0–0 DR Congo" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  14. ^ "BBC Sport – Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia". BBC Sport. 26 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Cape Verde – Zambia". Youtube. 26 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Match report: Cape Verde 0–0 Zambia" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  17. ^ "BBC Sport – DR Congo 1-1 Tunisia". BBC Sport. 26 January 2015.
  18. ^ "DR Congo – Tunisia". Youtube. 26 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Match report: DR Congo 1–1 Tunisia" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.

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