MATCH CENTRE

WED 19 NOVEMBER 2014, 16:00, KINSHASA

3
VS
1

DR Congo fail to qualify after Ivorian draw

by Staff Reporter

Wed November 19, 18:17

DR Congo beat a ten man Sierra Leone 3-1 in their final Group D, African Cup of Nations qualifier match at the Stade Tata Raphaël on Wednesday, but failed to qualify.

The win for DR Congo, combined with Cote d’Ivoire’s 0-0 draw against Cameroon, means they only finished third in the group.

Cameroon qualified for the African Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial guinea next year after topping Group D with 14 points as do Cote d’Ivoire, in second place, with ten points. DR Congo’s accumulation of nine points only sees them in second while Sierra Leone finished last with one point.

It wasn’t the best start to the game for the DR Congo who saw themselves trailing by a goal just after the half hour mark, but they quickly hit back in the 40th minute courtesy of a strike from Yannick Bolasie to take the teams into the break locked at 1-1.

The second half saw DR Congo apply the pressure which resulted in a red card for one of the Sierra Leone players and penalty for the home side in the 63rd minute.

Cedric Mongongu stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to give his side the lead, 2-1.

The home side sealed victory and a convincing win with their third goal in the dying seconds of the match courtesy of a second goal from Bolasie.

DR Congo Starting XI: Robert Muteba Kidiaba, Joel Kimwaki, Jean Kasusula, Mpeko Issama, Cedric Mongongu, Youssouf Mulumbu, Cedric Makiadi, Cedric Mabwati, Jeremie Bokila, Yannick Bolasie, Junior Kabananga

Sierra Leone Starting XI: John Trye, Abdul Rahman Bangura, David Simbo, Mohamed Kamanor, John Kamara, Sherif Suma , Kwame Quee, Lansana Kamara, Ibrahim Kallay, Mohamed Kamara, Alhassan Kamara

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE KINSHASA
DR CONGO GOALS SIERRA LEONE GOALS
Yannick Bolasie (40') 9. Alhassan Kamara (35')
Cedric Mongongu (63')
Yannick Bolasie (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
DR CONGO STARTING LINEUP SIERRA LEONE STARTING LINEUP
0
Goalkeeper
12
Defender
63'
0
16
Defender
0
Defender
18
Defender
0
Defender
17
Defender
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
3
Forward/Striker
40'
90'
0
Forward/Striker
35'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
CARDS
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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