Zambia gave away a lead to draw 1-1 with DR Congo in the two side’s opening Group B match at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Striker Given Singuluma’s second minute goal was cancelled by Congolese forward Yanick Bolasie after 65 minutes.
Singuluma put Honour Janza’s side in the lead after being set up by Chisamba Lungu on the edge of the box following a mix up in the Congolese backline.
Zambia had led for 65 minutes before Bolasie beat Kennedy Mweene with a close range shot after Emmanuel Mbola’s defensive error.
Despite conceding early Congo dominated this match played in Ebebiyin and created many scoring chances.
Dieudonne Mbokani missed a chance to equalise on seven minutes after Mweene spilled in his way.
After the equaliser Janza made three substitutions that failed change the score-line.
He introduced Evans Kangwa for Emmanuel Mayuka with Mulenga Mukuka going in for injured debutant Ronald Kampamba, while Christopher Munthali replaced injured Nathan Sinkala.