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Bolasie Features In DR Congo Draw

23 January 2015

Yannick Bolasie's Democratic Republic of Congo side were held to a second successive draw in the Africa Cup of Nations as the Leopards and Cape Verde played out a 0-0 draw.

The Palace winger played 63 minutes of the contest in Equatorial Guinea but couldn't replicate his heroics in their opening game as he scored to hand them a 1-1 draw against Zambia.

The Cape Verde defence managed to keep Bolasie quiet before his withdrawal just after the hour mark, but it was only thanks to a fine goalkeeping performance from Robert Kidiaba that kept Cape Verde at bay.

The shot-stopper made three fine saves late on to win his side a point and keep them in the hunt for a knockout spot, but they have to beat Tunisia in their final game on Monday with no side having booked their place in the last eight yet.

They beat Zambia 2-1 yesterday to become the first side to win a game in Group B, meaning they top the group with four points. Cape Verde and DR Congo have two apiece whereas Zambia could still sneak through despite not winning a game so far.

Today sees Kwesi Appiah's Ghana side in action against Algeria as the Palace striker hopes to participate in his first official match for his country, having sat out their 2-1 defeat to Senegal.

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