Both teams now walk a tight rope in Group B.
The goal drought at the ongoing Africa Cup Nations continued Thursday night as Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo settled for a goalless draw in the day’s second game in Group B.
Both teams had chances upon chances to hit the back of net but poor finishing as well as brave goal keeping from both ends saw the teams ending it square.
With little excitement on offer for fans, efforts from Nigerien Modibo Sidibe whose curling shot rebound off the far post after four minutes and when Daouda Kassaly saved superbly with his arm to foil Congolese Dieumerci Mbokani are high points in the duel.
Both teams now have a tough task before them to scale to the next round with only victories against Ghana and Mali the only way to stay on in South Africa.
After Thursday night game, 12 matches have gone down and the tournament has witnessed just 18 goals so far.
With Thursday’s matches, Ghana are top of Group B with 4 points, followed by Mali with three points, DR Congo with 2 points, and Niger with one point.
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