Wasteful Zambia squandered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to Tunisia in the two sides second Group B match at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on Thursday evening.
This result has weakened Chipolopolo’s chances of advancing to the quarterfinals following a 1-1 draw against DR Congo in their opening match on Sunday.
Honour Janza’s side had wasted several chances before striker Emmanuel Mayuka opened the scoring in the 59th minute with a close range effort after being set up by captain Rainford Kalaba.
Attempting to double Zambia’s lead Mayuka missed a sitter and injured himself in proces forcing Janza to replace him with Jackson Mwanza as the Southampton striker was rushed to the hospital.
This seemed to have been the turning point for Tunisia who equalised three minutes later with unmarked Saber Khalifa tapping in a corner inside the box.
Yassine Chikhaoul sealed the win for the North Africans with an 87th minute powerful header to silence Zambians.