Zambia look on the bright side

Zambia, shock winners of the 2012 Cup of Nations co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea, were fortunate to draw 1-1 with DR Congo after snatching a 62-second lead through Given Singuluma.

Coach Honour Janza looked on the bright side: "It was most important that we did not lose, and lessons were learnt."

The Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) must do without midfielder Nathan Sinkala, whose knee injury against the Congolese will sideline him for four weeks.

Cup of Nations rules do not permit replacements.

Veteran DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba says the Leopards must be wary of the Cape Verde Blue Sharks in the second match of a Neuvo Estadio de Ebebiyin double-header.

"We must take Cape Verde seriously because they are organised and have proved to everyone that they deserve respect," said the shot-stopper famous for his bouncing-bottom goal celebrations.

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