Tunisia and DR Congo both advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata. The Tunisians started the day on top of the section and were on their way to securing top spot when Ahmed Akaichi headed home in the 31st minute in Equatorial Guinea's largest city. However, DR Congo drew level in the 66th minute when substitute Loteteka Bokila scored only moments after coming on.
Cape Verde and DR Congo settled for a 1-1 draw in their Group B match on Thursday at the Estadio de Ebebiyin. It was the second draw by both teams and leaves them with two points, two adrift of leaders, Tunisia who beat Zambia 2-1 in the other Group B encounter earlier in the day.
At least one person was injured when security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Monday as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.
DR Congo forward Firmin Mubele Ndombe got the crown for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), at the expense of Algerian duo Akram Djahnit and El Hedi Belamieri in a keen contest. The AS Vita forward garnered 136 points, seven richer than Djahnit. Belamieri finished in third position with 126 points.
Striker Dieumerci Mbokani and goalkeeper Parfait Mandanda have been included in DR Congo’s 29-man provisional squad for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015. The two players, who played no part in the qualifiers, have been called-up by head coach Florent Ibenge for next year’s tournament after recovering from injuries.