AFCON 2015 –
Congo scored a late minute goal to deny hosts Equatorial Guinea victory in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations at a packed Bata Stadium.
Middlesbrough’s Emilio Nsue gave the hosts the lead just after 16 minutes, in what looked like a off-side position.
Former West Brom forward Thievy Bifouma equalised with just three minutes left, after a whipped set-piece from N’Ganga struck the upright.
In the other game of the day, Gabon secured the three maximum points after beating last edition’s runners-up, Burkina Faso 2-0.
But Malick Evouna 72nd-minute header sealed victory for the Gabonese after Borussia Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 19th minutes goal.
The win puts Gabon top of Group A.
The tournament continues on Sunday with group B matches. Former African Champions, Zambia taking on Congo DR, while Tunisia battle in-form Cape Verde Island.