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CHAN: DR Congo edges Congo Brazzaville in Group B derby

DR Congo celebrate Ushindi Wa Kubanza's goal in style


CHAN: DR Congo edges Congo Brazzaville in Group B derby


Group B
• Libya 0-0 Niger
• DR Congo 1-0 Congo Brazzaville

Two time champions DR Congo beat neighbors Congo Brazzaville 1-0 in the River Congo derby as Group B of the 2020 CHAN tournament kicked off in Cameroon.

TP Mazembe left footed winger Chico Ushindi Wa Kubanza scored the lone goal of the game in the 46th minute and ultimately won the bragging rights of Group B.

Ushindi was on the receiving end of Makabi Lilepo’s low cross before calmly slotting the ball into the net.

TP Mazembe diminutive winger Ushindi Wa Kubanza wheels off to celebrate his lone goal

He was unfortunately stretchered off at the hour mark and was replaced by Kadima Kabangu.

Florent Ibenge’s men now lead Group B which also consists of Niger and 2014 winners Libya.

Libya and Niger kicked off the group with a goalless draw at the Japoma Stadium in Doula in a game that was dominated by Niger.

The 2020 CHAN started on Saturday with Group A games where Cameroon beat Zimbabwe 1-0 thanks to Solomon Charles Banga’s 72nd minute goal.

The second Group A game saw Mali win 1-0 against Burkina Faso with Siaka Bagayoko scoring the lone goal in the 70th minute.

The tournament will continue with Group C where Uganda Cranes will face neighbors Rwanda in the 10pm kick off.

Defending champions Morocco will open up their title defense against debutants Togo at 7pm.

Group A
Saturday 16th January Results
• Cameroon 1-0 Zimbabwe
• Mali 1-0 Burkina Faso

Group B:
Sunday 17th January Results
• Libya 0-0 Niger
• DR Congo 1-0 Congo Brazzaville

Monday fixtures
• Morocco vs Togo 7pm
• Uganda vs Rwanda 4pm.


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