African Nations Championship Ethiopia go down 0-3 to DR Congo

Kigali, Jan 18 (IANS) DR Congo beat Ethiopia 3-0 in Group B of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) football match played at Butare’s Huye Stadium in southern Rwanda.

DR Congo’s first goal on Sunday came through header by Guy Lisadisu, emanating from a cross by Hertier Luvumbu minutes into the first half, giving coach Florent Ibenge a great start, reports Xinhua.

The Congolese pressed on with several attempts at goal but Lisadisu spoiled his opportunities.

He missed free kick from 20 yards, kicking the ball inches wide of right post when Ethiopia defender Seyoum Tesfaye fouled Congo’s Jonathan Mpangi few meters from the penalty box.

More foot-balling by Congo was seen in the second half when Heritier Luvumbu scored second goal in the 46th minute.

His compatriot Meshack Elia then scored the third goal in the 58th minute.

The Congolese who won the 2009 tournament dominated the game in the second half in front of 10,000 spectators.

Both teams will play again on Thursday when DR Congo will meet Angola while Ethiopia will meet Cameroon.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here