It was another day of a low scoring results on Day 2 of the Africa Nations Championship as Niger held former champions Libya to a goalless draw with two-time winner DR Congo squeezing a slim 1-0 victory over neighbours Congo Brazzaville.
Libya went into the game as firm favourites, but they will have to rue wasted chances as they settled for a point against the West Africans who surprised their opponents with a swift attacking display at the iconic Japoma Stadium.
Libya will have an uphill task when they face DR Congo in the next game.
The central Africa country benefited from a TP Mazembe Chico Kubanza’s effort as he scored the only goal of day two and Group B Sunday.
Kubanza also became the first scorer of a goal in a competitive match at the iconic Japoma Stadium in Douala.
So far, just three goals have been scored in the bi-annual competition, ironically, non has come from a striker.
Cameroon beat Zimbabwe by a solitary goal in the opening match Saturday with Mali also seeing off Burkina Faso by the same margin.
Niger will return to the pitch on Thursday in search of a maiden victory when they face Congo, another side yet to register even a single goal in this tournament.
Meanwhile, defending champions Morocco will step to the pitch today when they take on Togo as Rwanda clash with Uganda in the East African derby.