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...
Yannick Bolasie earned the Democratic Republic of Congo a point in their African Nations Cup opener against Zambia.
Zambia were ahead just 62 seconds in through Given Singuluma but Crystal Palace forward Bolasie fired home the equaliser midway through the second half.
The two teams therefore started with a point apiece in a Group B table that also includes Tunisia and Cape Verde.
The early opener came when Rainford Kalaba's cross from the left, aimed at Ronald Kampamba, was only parried to the edge...