MATCH CENTRE

THU 11 OCTOBER 2018, 16:30, BRAZZAVILLE

3
VS
1

Congo claim first win, Liberia still winless

by Brian Lee

Thu October 11, 19:20

Congo picked up their first win in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with an impressive 3-1 win over Liberia in a Group G on Thursday.

Playing in front of their hime crowd, Congo showed confidence from the outset and controlled the flow of the game.

Congo were rewarded for their efforts in 15th minute when a well-worked move concluded with Merveille Ndockyt finding the back of the net after ayou clinic finish, 1-0.

The hime side continued to dictate terms aftet that, but could not add to their tall before the half time break.

Liberia came of the blockd flying at the start of the second half with Sam Johnson pulling them level two minutes after the restart, 1-1.

Congo took control again after conceding and took the lead for the second time just after the hour mark thanks to a goal from Prince Vinny Ibara Doniama, 2-1.

Prince Oniangue make certain of the victory with his country's third goal in the 90th minute, 3-1.

The victory is Congo's first in qualifying and sees them up to third place with four points, level with Zimbabwe and DRC (who play on Saturday) but with an inferior goal difference.

Liberia are last in the group with one point from three games.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
CONGO LIBERIA
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
23
Defender
8
5
Defender
7
Defender
12
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
3
Defender
3
Defender
2
Defender
18
Defender
19
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
19
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
22
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
13
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