Cape Verde Islands
The point from a goalless draw at the Estadio de Ebebiyin was not enough to secure Cape Verde a place in the last eight of the African Nations Cup, while 2012 champions Zambia also bowed out.
Had Tunisia beaten the Democratic Republic of Congo in the other Group B decider, Cape Verde would have progressed with their three points from three draws, but it instead finished 1-1 in Bata and DR Congo therefore reached the quarterfinals based on goals scored.
Heavy rain did nothing to aid Zambia's cause...
Cape Verde and the Democratic Republic of Congo each picked up their second draw of the African Nations Cup after sharing a 0-0 stalemate in Ebebiyin.
In a game full of attacking endeavour but lacking in quality in the final third, Cape Verde should really have snatched the win in the closing stages but were denied by some brave goalkeeping by veteran Robert Kidiaba.
First, Kidiaba pushed out a header from Odair Fortes before superbly blocking Admilson Gege from the follow-up, then the 38-year-old...