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Democratic Republic of Congo beat Ethiopia in CHAN


DR-Congo 2The Democratic Republic of Congo started African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2016 on a high with a 3-0 win against Ethiopia.

Guy Lusadisu opened the scoring at the stroke of half time to give the Leopards a deserved lead having dominated possession for the most part of the opening 45 minutes.

One minute into the second half, Heritier Luvumbu doubled the lead for Florent Ibenge’s side to punish the Walias who were completely outplayed in the one-sided game.

Ethiopian coach Yohannes Sahle introduced Samson Tihalun to provide a spark for his side but the Congolese were too strong for the Walias who then sat back to defend.

Elia Meshack’s goal in the 55th minute sealed the Leopards win to send them top of Group B. DR Congo take on Angola in their next fixture on January 21 at the same venue at 3pm before Cameroon face Ethiopia at 6pm on the same day.