Register Login Scores


Emomo Hands DRC First Win

African Nations Championship

Result: Congo DR 1-0 Mauritania

Date: 14 January 2014

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

A single penalty-kick goal from Eddy Ngoyi Emomo handed Congo DR a 1-0 win over Mauritania in their opening Group D CAF African Nations Championship at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday.

The opening 45 minutes was a fiery affair as neither team was prepared to sit-back, especially in the middle of the park as tackles came flying in.

The physical nature of the game meant the referee was always going to be kept busy in this tight affair which saw two players from each team cautioned before the break.

Congo DR had the lion’s share of possession in the opening stanza and created their first attempt on goal in the tenth minute as Emomo headed a free-kick narrowly wide of the target.

Two minutes later and debutants Mauritania had their first attempt on goal when El Hacen El Id flashed a 25-yard shot inches over the crossbar.

In the 22nd minute Congo DR were on the attack again as Chikito Lema Mabidi broke down the right flank and squared for Guy Lusadisu who saw his attempt from 14-yards blocked by a body of players.

Eight minutes later and Lusadisu was in the thick of the action again, but his shot from 20-yards out drifted just wide.

In the 39th minute Congo DR were bitterly unlucky not to take the lead after Mabidi got onto the end of a cross, but saw his header strike the woodwork and bounce away from danger.

Three minutes from the break Mauritania’s Ely Cheikh Voulany rounded the keeper in a one-on-one, but saw his attempt on goal cleared off the goalline by Joel Kimwaki.

The second 45 saw DR Congo continue to control the possession stakes and they finally made their pressure tell with the first goal six minutes after the restart.

The goal came from the penalty spot courtesy of Emomo after Mohamed Wade committed the initial foul inside the box, 1-0.

In the 64th minute Jean Kasusula had a great chance to double his side’s lead, but he fired wide from just inside the box with the goal at his mercy.

The game was always a heated affair and it reached its boiling point in the 75th minute when Moussa Sidi Bagayoko was sent for an early shower after receiving his second yellow card.

After Mauritania were reduced to ten men they struggled to get hold of the ball and create any significant chances on goal as Congo DR walked away with the three points.

Starting XI: DRC V Mauritania


Top 5

Downs To Hijack Chiefs Deal?

218 Mar 29, 2021 10:53 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

PSL Players Who Have Qualified For AFCON

14 Mar 29, 2021 11:59 AM in PSL

10 SA Players Silently Making Their Mark Abroad

Mar 29, 2021 01:54 PM in Players Abroad

32 Players You May Have Forgotten Played For Downs

38 Apr 08, 2021 08:01 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

107 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

Khan Urges Chiefs To Sign 'Underrated' Midfielder

42 Apr 11, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Chiefs Qualify For CAF CL Quarter-Finals

785 Apr 10, 2021 10:52 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

15 Of Chiefs' Best Foreign Signings

47 Apr 07, 2021 05:00 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nine Chiefs Players Not Going To AFCON

102 Mar 29, 2021 03:22 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Confirmed: Manyisa's Next Destination Revealed

47 Mar 30, 2021 04:00 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News