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...
Yassine Chikhaoui scored a late goal as Tunisia came from behind to beat Zambia 2-1 in African Nations Cup Group B on Thursday.
Southampton striker Emmanuel Mayuka had put Zambia ahead just before the hour mark after a scrappy first half but Tunisia hit back through 10 minutes later when Ahmed Akaichi equalised from a corner.
The game finally came alive and Chikhaoui made sure Tunisia came away with victory after a superb header with just two minutes of normal time remaining to claim victory for...