Kennedy Mweene 6
Nearly gifted Mbokani a goal but looked competent otherwise.
Davies Nkausu 5
Kept Yannick Bolasie quiet early on, to the extent that the Crystal Palace had to change wings.
Stoppila Sunzu 6
Solid as ever, with him at the back you always expect Zambia not to disgrace themselves.
Kondwani Mtonga 6
No nonsense clearances to DR Congo’s unimaginative crosses, generally solid.
Emmanuel Mbola 4
At fault for the equaliser and suffered against DR Congo’s pace down the right.
Nathan Sinkala 7
A typically tidy, understated performance by the 23-year-old.
Chisamba Lungu 5
Doesn’t have the skillset to be a central midfielder, didn’t use the ball well.
Rainford Kalaba 6
A lively first half where he was a threat on the break but disappeared in the second half.
Given Singuluma 5
Unaided by Zambia committing so few men forward, disappeared after his 2nd minute goal.
Ronald Kampamba 4
Nowhere to be seen for much of the game.
Emmanuel Mayuka 6
Worked hard in his lone-striker role, but had little support for his attack.
Evans Kangwa 5
Memorable run as the game petered out, but also had little support.
Robert Kidiaba 5
Harsh to blame him for the goal but the nagging feeling that he shouldn’t be No.1 persists due to his errors and poor decision-making.
Issama Mpeko 5
Hopeful crosses from the right, unimaginative usage of the ball.
Cedric Mongongu 5
Rarely tested by a Zambia side which didn’t have many attacks.
Joel Kimwaki 6
Similar to Mongongu, untested by a reactive Zambia side.
Jean Kasusula 6
Consistent as ever, could have passed the ball on the floor more as opposed to always opting for the cross.
Chancel Mbemba 6
Did what he had to do, some fine tackles to stop Zambia’s breakaways. Could have reacted quicker for the Singuluma’s goal.
Youssouf Mulumbu 5
Sloppy on the ball, slowed down DR Congo’s attacking moves and rhythm, but solid in his defensive duties.
Herve Kage 5
A lot of time on the ball but did very little with it before he was taken off.
Ndombe Mubele 6
More encouraging than qualifying performances, some good deliveries into the box for Mbokani.
Yannick Bolasie 8
Heavily marked but was intelligent to constantly be on the move and got the deserved equaliser.
Dieumerci Mbokani 7
Didn’t score but his hold up play brought others into the attack.
Junior Kabananga 5
Didn’t make the desired impact, main highlight was a wayward clearance.
Cedric Mabwati 6
Good work to deliver the assist for Bolasie’s thumping finish.