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Africa Cup of Nations

(ATT 44,000) 29th January 2012 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: M Benouza

Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea vs Zambia Zambia

Equatorial Guinea 0


Zambia 1

C Katongo (67)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 7:55 pm, January 29th 2012

  1. Zambia finish top of Group A following a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea, with both sides progressing to the quarter-finals. Join us again tomorrow for more AFCON action, until then, have a good one, later!

  2. 90+3

    Zambia's Clifford Mulenga replaces Kalaba. Seconds before, Mweene claimed a dangerous cross with one hand, Pat Jennings style. The Zambian keeper has looked solid throughout.

  3. 90

    There will be four minutes of optional time.

  4. 88

    Equatorial Guinea's Rolan de la Cruz replaces Mamadou Konat.

  5. 86

    Kalaba balloons a free-kick over from just outside the box after Katongo was brought down by Gomez.

  6. 81

    Zambia's James Chamanga is introduced at Emmanuel Mayuka's expense.

  7. 80

    Mweene makes a regulation stop to gather a shot on target from Balboa.

  8. 76

    Equatorial Guinea's Ellong Viera comes on for Bolado.

  9. 74

    Zambia's Francis Kasonde replaces Isaac Chansa.

  10. 71

    At the other end, Edjogo curls a free kick from just outside the box inches wide of the target.

  11. 67

    Zambia goal! Katongo steps in off the left flank before sneaking the ball past Danilo at the near post from just inside the area!

  12. 62

    Himoonde heads clear a menacing cross by the energetic Balboa.

  13. 57

    Rui Fernando Gomez gets a crucial foot in as Kalaba was shaping to shoot in the Equatorial Guinea box.

  14. 52

    Zambia's Musonda clears with a bicycle kick amid pressure from Bolado. Mweene then does brilliantly to gather a cross from the right with Ben Konate challenging in the air.

  15. 47

    Equatorial Guinea's Raul-Ivan Fabiani replaces Thierry Fidjeu. Soon after Hichani Himoonde had an indirect free-kick in the Zambian box charged down after Danilo handled a backpass.

  16. 46

    Equatorial Guinea get us back underway.

  17. It's goalless at the break in Malabo. Join us again in 15 minutes for the second half.

  18. 45

    There will be three minutes of added time.

  19. 43

    Mweene does superbly to thwart Ivan Bolado in a one-on-one situation by racing off his line to close the angle. Bolado was teed up through a delightfully weighted pass by Ekedo.

  20. 38

    Danilo drops down smartly at his near post to deny Katongo's first time shot following a strong run by Kalaba. Earlier, Lungu burst down the right touchline but his cut back was hoisted clear by Fousseny Kamissoko.

  21. 33

    Katongo and Ekedo trade some choice words following a physical tussle. Some strong tackles going in at the moment, but it's largely been above board so far.

  22. 28

    Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper Danilo acrobatically punches clear a cross from the right. The crowd enjoyed that.

  23. 24

    Lungu shows some intent as he has a shot charged down in the box.

  24. 22

    Daniel-Bledimiar Ekedo disappoints with an overcooked cross from the left following a decent spell of pressure from Equatorial Guinea.

  25. 17

    Zambia's Joseph Musonda powers down the left flank before swinging in a decent cross, which Equatorial Guinea just about clear. Good stuff from the South Africa-based defender, who plies his trade with Premiership outfit Golden Arrows.

  26. 14

    Zambia break down the right but Rainford Kalaba's poor pass fails to connect with Chisamba Lungu. It's been a free-flowing contest so far with plenty of space to exploit.

  27. 11

    Mweene is called into action again as he saves Juvenal Edjogo's stinging free-kick from 35 yards out. At the other end, Emmanuel Makaya heads over the cross bar with his back to goal. Would have taken something special from that position.

  28. 5

    Zambian skipper Christopher Katongo breaks through the centre before squeezing his shot high and wide of the target from just outside the area. Soon after, Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene does well to collect a testing cross by Javier Balboa from the right.

  29. 1

    Zambia, in green, get us underway against their opponents in red.

  30. Equatorial Guinea have just finished their anthem as we approach kick off at Stade d'Angondje.

  31. The anthems are underway, with Zambia first up.

  32. If you're a betting man/woman/Jedi Knight, Zambia are 6/4 to win tonight according to our friends at Sky Bet.

  33. Zambia have no injury concerns, with striker James Chamanga back in contention.

  34. On the team front, Equatorial Guinea will be without their inspirational captain Rodolfo Bodipo who is injured, while Lawrence Doe is suspended after his red card against Senegal.

  35. The tournament co-hosts, with six points, are already through to the quarter-finals of CAF's flagship event. The Copper Bullets, on four points, can join them with a draw tonight.

  36. Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Equatorial Guinea's AFCON Group A clash with Zambia.



Africa Cup of Nations Group A

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Congo 3 7
2 Equatorial Guinea 3 5
3 Gabon 3 3
4 Burkina 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group B

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Tunisia 3 5
2 DR Congo 3 3
3 Cape Verde 3 3
4 Zambia 3 2

Africa Cup of Nations Group C

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ghana 3 6
2 Algeria 3 6
3 Senegal 3 4
4 South Africa 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group D

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ivory Coast 3 5
2 Guinea 3 3
3 Mali 3 3
4 Cameroon 3 2