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Tunisia clip Zambia

Published:Friday | January 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

EBEBIYIN, Equatorial Guinea (AP):

Yasine Chikhaoui scored a late goal to give Tunisia a 2-1 win over Zambia at the African Cup of Nations yesterday.

Chikhaoui headed in a cross from Youssef Msakni in the 89th minute to give the Tunisians four points in Group B. Zambia, who have not won a match at the tournament since winning the title in 2012, are on a point.

Emmanuel Mayuka gave Zambia the lead in the 59th, smashing in a cross from captain Rainford Kalaba. But Ahmed Akaichi equalised with a header in the 70th following a flicked-on corner.

Tunisia's first goal came as Zambia was playing with 10 men because of an injury to Mayuka.

The Zambians came close several times in the first half, with Kalaba and Mayuka linking up well. After Mayuka finally scored, he did back-flips in celebration.

In the 67th, Kalaba again sent a cross for Mayuka, but the Zambia forward was injured as he slid to reach the ball. He was soon taken off the field on a stretcher, and Tunisia equalised before he was replaced by Jackson Mwanza.