DR Congo v Zambia CAF facts

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Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea—Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group B match between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia Sunday in Equatorial Guinea town Ebebiyin:

— DR Congo goalkeeper and captain Robert Kidiaba, who turns 39 on February 1, will be the oldest footballer at the 2015 Cup of Nations. He made his international debut 13 years ago.

— Zambia have taken nine of the 2012 Cup of Nations title-winning team to Equatorial Guinea, including striker Emmanuel Mayuka from high-riding English Premier League club Southampton.

— DR Congo and Zambia clashed in the 1974 Cup of Nations final — the only one that went to a replay — and the Congolese Leopards triumphed 2-0 at the second attempt in Cairo after a 2-2 draw.

— Florent Ibenge combines coaching DR Congo with handling Kinshasa outfit V Club, who were beaten on away goals by Algerians Entente Setif in the 2014 CAF Champions League final.

— Zambia midfielder and captain Rainford Kalaba and striker Given Singuluma play for DR Congo giants and four-time African champions Tout Puissant Mazembe.