Sunday Jan 17, 2016. 16:55
Welcome to our live coverage of the African Nations Championship Rwanda 2016.
Follow all the action as it happens in Kigali, Butare and Gisenyi.
Group A kicked off the tournament this Saturday at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, with hosts Rwanda beating Côte d’Ivoire 1-0. Gabon and Morocco played out to a goalless draw.
We brought you live updates of the Group B clash between the Democratic Republic of Congo
. The Leopards emerging comfortable 3-0 winners on the day.
Man of the match: Héritier Luvumbu
Full-time score: DRC 3-0 Ethiopia
Goal scorers: (Lusadisu 44' Luvumbu 47' Meschack Elia 57')
Three minutes added to the second-half
DRC ending the game on the front foot with a succession of corner-kicks, Ibenge's
troops asserting themselves as one of the favourites for the crown.
Miche replaces the star of the show - Luvumbu
Alemu on Panom off for Ethiopia
Free-kick for Ethiopia ... Mamo fires at goal and its an easy save for Matampi.
And we are into the final 20 minutes of regulation time, Ethiopia trying everything to get back in the game but the DRC are holding firm and looking increasingly dangerous on the counter.
Gikanji comes on for Munganga
-Ethiopia sub: Alebachew makes way for Gobena
DRC sub: Lusadisu off Tulenge on
57' - GOAL!
Surely that is the knockout blow! Luvumbu
is at the centre of everything, the midfielder with the cross...Meschack
with the tap in, 3-0.
Ethiopia chasing shadows since the break, DRC full of confidence continue to press forward, aiming to put the result beyond any doubt.
- GOAL! What a start to the half by the Leopards who are all over Ethiopia. Luvumbu
with a power header from close range to double their lead 2-0.
And the DRC are on the offensive from the onset forcing Mamo
into a good save.
Kick-off in the second-half
Half-time score: DRC 1-0 Ethiopia
44' - GOAL DRC! Lusadisu
with the opener from a Luvumbu
cross... the striker rises above his marker before heading past the Ethiopian stopper at his near post. Well deserved goal The Leopards
42' - CHANCE!
Great chance for the DRC, Lomalisa
breaks down the left flank before playing a pin-point ball to Bolingi who somehow completely miss-kicks with the goal at his mercy.
32' - SAVE! Luvumbu's
left-footed shot from range causes Mamo
some trouble but in the end the Ethiopian keeper does well to save with his legs.
Half-hour played, a lot of attacking intent by both teams but no goals to write about as yet.
Another corner-kick for Ethiopia, near post run by Dejene
who rises highest, but the ball is a tad overcooked - so close to making contact.
24' - Lok
tries his luck from an acute angle but its an easy save for Matampi
who gets down well to his left.
Corner-kick for Ethiopia comes to nothing, game starting to open up as another quick break by the Ethiopians is thwarted by the quick thinking Matampi
This time its Lusadisu
who tries his luck, but again too much power and over the crossbar.
for a cynical foul just outside the area, another scoring opportunity for the DRC.
Luvumbu takes it on... too much power, chance wasted.
Free-kick for the DRC on the edge of the area following a foul on Bolingi
Positive start by both teams who will be eager for an early goal to settle some nerves.
Free-kick fired in by Ethiopia. but its an easy catch Matampi
who is sporting a similar hairstyle to Robert Kidiaba.
There has been a lot of rain in Butare, but the artificial pitch has soaked up most of the water, still a bit damp under foot.
Democratic Republic of Congo in blue and red attacking the goal to the left, Ethiopia in green tops with yellow shorts and socks playing from left to right in the first-half.
Kick-off at Stade Huye in Butare.
Democratic Republic of Congo:
Matampi; Baometu, Lomalisa, Bompunga, Elia, Luvumbu, Munganga, Bope, Kimwaki, Lusadisu, Bolingi Mpangi
E.Mamo; S.Tesfaye, Tamene, Dejene, T.A. Tesfaye, Lok, Panom, Assefa, Alebachew, E.Mamo, Sege