Doxa Gikanji (top), Jonathan Bolingi (r) and Meschack Elia of DR Congo (l) celebrates win during the 2016 CHAN football match between DR Congo and Angola at the Huye Stadium in Butare, Rwanda on 21 January 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016. 20:06
Goals from Joel Kimwaki and Jonny Bolingi saw DR Congo go to the top of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group after beating Angola 2-0 in Luanda on Tuesday night.
DR Congo overtook Central Africa Republic at the top of Group B as they moved to nine points following three wins and one loss.
Central Africa Republic are second with seven points after beating Madagascar 2-1 on Monday night. That leaves Angola in third place in Group B with four points and Madagascar fourth with two points.
It was a largely uneventful game in Luanda with the home side seeing the majority of the possession, but they struggled to break down a resilient DR Congo defence.
DR Congo took the lead, against the run of play, in the dying minutes of the opening half after a well-worded move concluded with Kimwaki finding the back of the net following a clinical strike.
The result was put beyond doubt in the 91st minute courtesy of a strike from Bolingi, 2-0.
The next Afcon qualifiers will take place in September later this year with Central Africa Republic hosting Angola while DR Congo travel to Madagascar.
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