A brace from Mechak Elia and the other by Jonathan Bolingi was all DR Congo needed to beat Mali 3-0 in the final on Sunday and cruise to their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) title.
Elia scored in both halves before Bolingi sealed victory with the third later as the Leopards confirmed their status at the most successful side in the history of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
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The Leopards had the better of the closely fought first half with pacy wingers Zachare Mombo and Elia leading raids upfront.
The two sides defied the downpour that began just before kick-off, treating the packed crowd to some good piece of football.
After four minutes, the Mombo-Elia partnership almost yielded dividends with Elia heading wide from a Mombo assist.
The Congolese continued to pile pressure on the Malians and after failing to break through the West Africans backline, Elia and Mombo swapped positions. Elia moved to the left and Mombo going the other way.
And it will yield results on 29 minutes when Bolingi headed to Elia who fired a thunderbolt that left Mali goalie Djigui Diarra with no option for the opener.
Mali nearly responded six minutes later but Ley Matampi was to his side’s rescue saving Aliou Dieng’s long range effort before collecting calmly the rebound from Mamadou Coulibaly.
TP Mazembe forward Bolingi forced a good save from Diarra just before the break with his half volley which Diarra parried to safety.
Mali resumed stronger in the second half but found the Congolese defence which revolved around captain Joel Kimwakji and Yannick Bangala a mountain too tall to climb.
With Mali leading possession, the Leopards resorted to counter attacks making the most of the pace of Elia.
According to CAF Online, the 19-year old, after profiting from a through pass on the counter beat his marker and rounded Diarra before firing into the yawning net on 61 minutes and send the stadium agog.
On 73 minutes, the Congolese took the game beyond the Malians with the third goal through Bolingi who finished off a superb solo move by Joyce Lomalisa from the left, with a low shot past Diarra.
The introduction of Nguessan Kouame and Yves Bissouma added some bite to the Malians but tried as they did even a consolation remained elusive.
Beside the trophy, the Congolese were also 750,000 US Dollars richer whilst Mali pocketed 400,000 US Dollars for finishing second. Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea who finished third and fourth respectively received 250,000 US Dollars each.
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“It is then that the people will decide who runs their affairs. At the moment, nurse Ugandans are powerless because power lies in the hands of those who have guns,” the FDC flag-bearer added at Kasana rally in Luwero.
It is in Luwero that NRA/NRM waged a five-year guerrilla war that toppled the regimes of President Milton Obote and the Military Junta.
The war was costly to the people of Luwero as thousands perished in the conflict. Property worth billions of shillings was destroyed.
Besigye said despite this sacrifice, the people of Luwero remain poor.
President Museveni recently said he would soon turn Luweero into an industrial hub which would lead to the creation of jobs and improvement in conditions of living.
Addressing a huge rally at Kasana Grounds, Besigye said FDC will ensure the quality of education and health are boosted to realise a skilled and healthy citizenry.
“We want a Uganda which is fully industrialised to add value to our agriculture produce. FDC aspires to have a competitive citizenry through heavy investment in the education sector,” said Besigye.
“All expecting mothers will receive a mama kit before delivery. Immediately after giving birth, a mother will be handed another kit to support her and the baby for six months.”
Besigye condemned what he described as an unfair system of military promotions.
He said promotions will be strictly based on merit during the FDC government.
The presidential election is just two weeks away with Besigye’s presidential bid facing stiff resistance from the incumbent president Museveni.