Captain Yassine Chikhaoui headed in a late winner to complete a remarkable comeback for Tunisia as they beat Zambia 2-1 in their Group B encounter at the Africa Cup of Nations at Estadio de Ebebiyín in Equatorial Guinea
Chikhaoui then nodded an 88th minute cross past goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene to complete an incredible recovery for Tunisia after Zambia had looked likely winners for much of the game.
"We had some problems in the first half trying to find our balance," said Tunisian head coach Georges Leekens.
"It was the same in our game against Cape Verde.
"In the second half, the players took more responsibility and we deserved to win.
"We have four points.
"With our last game against DR Congo, we have to take it as a final."
The win moves Tunisia top of Group B following a goalless draw between Cape Verde and DR Congo in the late fixture.
DR Congo lost captain Youssouf Mulumbu to a possible hamstring injury in the first-half, while Cape Verde failed to capitalise on a bagful of chances.
Cape Verde, whose population of an estimated 500,000 makes them the smallest country to contest an Africa Nations Cup, continued to squander chances in the second half with DR Congo struggling to move the ball through their midfield.
Three late chances brought the game to life in the final 10 minutes with a brilliant double save by DR Congo's Muteba Kidiaba the only thing keeping the tie level.
Both teams have now recorded two draws apiece and sit second and third in Group B, behind leaders Tunisia.
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