AFCON2015 Zambia 1-2 Tunisia: Player Ratings

By Ryan O’Connor

ZAMBIA

Kennedy Mweene – 6

Did most things well today but perhaps could have got stronger hands to the winning goal by Chikhaoui.

Davies Nkausu – 6

The right-back was very quiet today but did his job.

Christopher Munthali – 6

He was solid beside Sunzu but slightly more erratic and not as assured.

Stoppila Sunzu – 7

The best of the Zambian defenders today, he looked comfortable throughout.

Emmanuel Mbola – 7

Mbola got on the ball a lot but didn’t have much spark.

Given Singuluma – 6

This was a quiet game from the midfielder. Didn’t do a lot wrong but didn’t leave his mark on the game.

Evans Kangwa – 7

Kept things ticking over nicely in attack for Zambia and fired off some dangerous shots but was wasteful.

Kondwani Mtonga – 6

Committed some unnecessary fouls and he wasn’t at his best.

Lubambo Musonda – 6

He was quiet compared to the other attackers.

Emmanuel Mayuka – 7

He took his chance very well. His injury was the turning point in the game.

Rainford Kalaba – 8

He was a constant threat and pulled off a sublime bit of skill to set up the goal. Perhaps should have done better with his final ball at other times.

Notable substitutions

Jackson Mwanza – 5

He struggled to make an impact in his 20 minutes on the field.

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TUNISIA

Aymen Mathlouthi – 7

He made some good saves but could do nothing about the goal.

Rami Bedoui – 7

He had a tough task at full-back today but made some good tackles.

Aymen Abdennour – 6

He made a couple of good blocks and had a solid game.

Syam Ben Youssef – 7

He played well at the back for the most part and his flick on at the near post set up the equaliser.

Ali Maâloul – 5

He didn’t deal with Mayuka or Kalaba very well today.

Hocine Ragued – 6

He had a quiet game in midfield, didn’t impose himself on the game.

Jamel Saihi – 7

Passed the ball well today, one of the better performers in the Tunisian midfield.

Wahbi Khazri – 5

He was extremely turgid before being taken off after the hour mark.

Yassine Chikhaoui – 8

He had a quiet game by his standards but when his chance came he took it well to win the match.

Youssef Msakni – 7

He delivered a beautifully timed and weighted ball for the winner.

Ahmed Akaichi – 7

He was in the right place at the right time to slot home the equaliser and he worked very hard all game.

Notable substitutions

Mohamed Ali Moncer – 5

There was almost a half an hour left to play when he was brought on but he failed to deliver anything.

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