Chan 2016: Coach Ibenge Reveals How DRC Beat Guinea

DR Congo have qualified for second final in four attempts

The court of Appeal will this Friday 5th/Feb/2016 pronounce its judgment on an appeal filed by former Mukono DPC James Peter Aurien who was handed a death sentence for murdering his wife Christine Apolot.

Aurien rushed to the court appealing against the death sentence that High Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu handed him after he was found guilty of shooting his wife in 2009.

He appeared  before  a panel of 3 justices ; Augustine Nshiimye, doctor cialis 40mg Remmy Kasule and Rubby Opio Aweri and challenged both his conviction and sentence while faulting Justice Gidudu for failing to properly evaluate the evidence brought against him and hence reached a decision to hand him a harsh and excessive sentence.

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Court has issued an order to prison authorities to produce Aurien in court from Luzira  on Friday  to receive  his judgment.
DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge has lauded his players for the tactical discipline exhibited in the victory over a resilient Syli Nationale in the first semi final of the 2016 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) played in Kigali on Wednesday.

The Leopards won the match 5-4 after post match penalty shootouts following a one all draw after extra time. TP Mazembe forward Jonathan Bolingi struck on the 12th minute giving the Congolese the lead for the better part of the extra time but a last minute gasp by Ibrahima Sankhon denied them the win forcing the game into shoot outs.

“In the first half, remedy all we planned was use our advantage of freshness and try tro score as many goals as possible. In the second half, we did our substitutions and managed to score in extra time. However a loss of concentration allowed Guinea to equalize,” Florent Ibenge narrates adding that  “When Guinea equalized, I told my players the match is not over. Let’s do what have been doing at training. They had to focus on the placing the ball during penalties and keep the match going as we have planned.”

Guinea are just appearing in their maiden CHAN tourney of which headcoach Mohamed Kanfory Bangoura seems satisfied with the perfoemance so far even though its off his target of finishing atleast in the final.

” Coming into this competition, my objective was at least to finish second, but we lost the semis. We played against a team (DR Congo) that was advanced mentally and technically, and very experienced,” he said.

Penalty shootouts
DRC Captain Kimwaki, Mika, Bolingi, Gikanji and Elia scored for the Congolese whilst Sankhon, Aboubacar Camara, Aboubacar Bangoura and Daouda Camara converted for the Guineans before Man of the Match Ley Matampi in DRC goal saved Youla’s shot.


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