Three-Star Congo Edge Namibia

Congo booked their place at the next round in grand style crushing Namibia 3-0 on Sunday in Pointe-Noire. The result ensured the Red Devils progress 3-1 on aggregate, booking a date with the Amavubi of Rwanda at the second round.

After a lone goal defeat in the previous fixture in Windhoek, Frenchman Claude Le Roy’s charges got off well and it was only a matter of time that the opener would come. Two minutes before half time, Sylvere Ganvoula soared above his markers to head the homers into the lead.

Just a minute from recess, Dore Ferebory increased the tally before Ladislas Doumiama sealed victory six minutes past the hour mark. Le Roy in a post-match interview said “we had a great mentality. The team is taking shape gradually and I believe the future is bright. We have Rwanda next on the road to Morocco, after which we can think about Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan for the group phase.”

Greece-based midfielder Delvin Ndinga added “we did what was expected of us after the first leg result. Losing 1-0 pushed us to work harder and the three goals are the reward”.

Elsewhere in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea thumped visiting Mauritania 3-0 to march on 3-1 on aggregate.

Ongo Mosquera Mauricio broke the deadlock after 120 seconds, whilst second-half strikes from Rivas Augusto and Diouzer da Cruz dos Santos saw them Nzalang Nacional through to the next round, where they are due to face the Cranes of Uganda.

In Porto Novo, Benin made light work of Sao Tome e Principe with a 2-0 win to aance 4-0 on aggregate.

Source : Confederation of African Football