DR Congo humbles Guinea, qualifies for CHAN final

DR Congo qualified for the final of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) by humiliating Guinea 5-4 on penalties.

After an entertaining goalless 90 minutes, Jonathan Bolingi scored what he thought was the winner in the first period of extra-time.

But Guinea’s Ibrahima Sory Sankhon made it 1-1 in the final seconds of the game to send the tie to penalties.

In the shootout, Congo’s Ley Matampi saved from Mohamed Youla to send Florent Ibenge’s side to the final.

The victory secures DR Congo’s place in Sunday’s final to decide the winners of CHAN 2016.

They will face either Mali or Ivory Coast, who meet in Thursday’s semi-final.

DR Congo won the inaugural CHAN tournament, which is only open to players who play in their own local leagues, in 2009 when it was played in Ivory Coast.

 

 

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