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Niger and DR Congo drew 0-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations match

Posted: 24 January 2013 Time: 21:56

Niger and DR Congo drew 0-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Thursday night.

The result means all four teams in Group B can still qualify for the quarterfinals.

This was a match of wasted chances although Niger's Modibo Sidibe was unlucky to see his shot hit the post.

Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani missed two gilt-edged chances but keeper Daouda Kassaly made two great saves.

DR Congo really should have scored from two excellent chances at the end of the first half.

Youssouf Mulumbu missed from the edge of the box shooting wide and a then he had another chance but hammered his shot straight at Kassaly.

The second 45 minutes were similar to the first with basic errors and lots of fouls.

Niger’s Moussa Maazou tested keeper Robert Kidiaba with a shot from outside the box and then a bit later was denied by the keeper again when his header was well saved.

The game deteriorated and slowed down as though both sides were holding out for the draw.

Ghana face Niger in their final Group B game in Port Elizabeth on Monday while the Congolese face Mali in Durban.

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Previous comments on this story...

almokoena
posted: 10:03 pm
Yena dr congo flawless soccer but you guys can't score goals. The big cow Mbokani is a write off deal!!! Ish
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 10:11 pm
What a bore of a game! I'd rather watch a Zebra heal it's torn leg after scrapping away from the Angolan land mine that was set up by the Angolans at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

This Afcon is headed to delivering the least goal average in the tournament's history. Mncim...

To Bafana, don't dissapoint the nation on Sunday. We know you are capable to soar above difficulty so do so.

Zebras are nothing but insult-hurling dingbats. Who will feed these dogs once their owner Bobby is locked up in a maximum penitentiary? Can we also get one more analysis from Neil Tovey please? Ha ha ha
Lord Vincent
posted: 10:38 pm
I don't think Congo did their homework on Niger. Niger put up a great fight! Wonder why Talatou was never given a chance at Pirates. The dude is clearly gifted.
Otto
posted: 12:32 am
I fell asleep while watching the game. Abalazi ipali.
almokoena
posted: 12:46 am
Some of these tp mazembe players are very rich! Wonder why the rats and zebras can't afford to mputu nor kalaba. Check out their cars guys... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pVvCvouKgVM
Lord Vincent
posted: 05:25 am
almokoenaposted: 12:46 am | Report
Some of these tp mazembe players are very rich! Wonder why the rats and zebras can't afford to mputu nor kalaba. Check out their cars guys... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pVvCvouKgVM
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Hai the only nice car I saw there was Tresor Mputu's and even Klate can beat that with his Merc not forgetting McCarthy and his Bentley. But I am aware they get paid A LOT but they not flashy hence their kak cars. Anyway, I liked how their club is ran. Really professional and similar to Real Madrid. I can't understand French though so not sure if that was their training ground or stadium.
Judging by the seats on the bench it should be their stadium and it looks quite small. But nonetheless they a top team and it will take something special for us Buccaneers to overcome them should we meet them in Africa!
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 06:05 am
DR Congo play excellent football the problem is they are a bit too over elaborative with the ball and they have one too many passes instead of going for the, but credit to Niger as well cause they were solid in all departments they just to practice how to finish. BB4Afcon
almokoena
posted: 07:04 am
Hai the only nice car I saw there was Tresor Mputu's and even Klate can beat that with his Merc not forgetting McCarthy and his Bentley. But I am aware they get paid A LOT but they not flashy hence their kak cars. Anyway, I liked how their club is ran. Really professional and similar to Real Madrid. I can't understand French though so not sure if that was their training ground or stadium.
Judging by the seats on the bench it should be their stadium and it looks quite small. But nonetheless they a top team and it will take something special for us Buccaneers to overcome them should we meet them in Africa!
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Are you forgetting that McCarthy played in England for over 5yrs? Beside these tp mazembe players cars are paid cash at the counter ubhuti!!! There's an article on google saying that Katumbi ( tp Mazembe chair man) wanted to build the biggest stadium in Africa but he got forbidden by the Drc prez!!! Can't wait to watch Bafafa Bafafa vs Dr Congo!!!
Dobson
posted: 07:08 am
Was that not Kalaba, the last to be shown? Now I c why it will be hard for Pirates to get him.
Dobson
posted: 07:08 am
Was that not Kalaba, the last to be shown? Now I c why it will be hard for Pirates to get him.
masabza
posted: 08:14 am
@almokoena
I respect your observations and your conclusion boss but wait a minute, I would like to share my own thoughts. Range Rover and Infinity are the cars I admire from those boys. I have seen players hear who ride cars like ASTON MARTIN, RANGE ROVER, PORSCHE CAYENNE and PANAMERA, the AUDI R8 to say the least. Lord Vinny (Treble Maniac) reminded you of BBM, in fact do not forget of his fleet of cars. have you 4gorten that he once splashed about R90 000 on a few hours night party at ze DTC players?
masabza
posted: 08:15 am
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Lord Vincent
posted: 08:32 am
Dobsonposted: 07:08 am | Report
Was that not Kalaba, the last to be shown? Now I c why it will be hard for Pirates to get him.
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Yeah it was and we can get him. I'm sure Pirates has the cash but we have to start being smart. By that I mean we need a smaller squad with a lot of quality - something Leal once said. I really liked Leal and always read his columns on our website. Anyway back to the issue of Kalaba. We have to be a bit like Real Madrid in our approach. Jose Mourinho has a really small squad but it is brimming with quality.

It makes zero business sense to have players on the squad that play one odd game in a blue moon like Bester. And at Pirates we have a lot of those. So you can imagine if we lose such players we can make use of their salaries. And having a managable squad makes it easier to rope in development players should there be injuries. I mean what's the point of having a development academy if you will not benefit from it
ticolby
posted: 08:39 am
masabzaposted:
@almokoena
I respect your observations and your conclusion boss but wait a minute, I would like to share my own thoughts. Range Rover and Infinity are the cars I admire from those boys. I have seen players hear who ride cars like ASTON MARTIN, RANGE ROVER, PORSCHE CAYENNE and PANAMERA, the AUDI R8 to say the least. Lord Vinny (Treble Maniac) reminded you of BBM, in fact do not forget of his fleet of cars. have you 4gorten that he once splashed about R90 000 on a few hours night party at ze DTC players?
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You just dnt understand english ne, almokoena just mentioned that Benni plyd in europe and the money he s using to buy those cars is obvs s what he accumulated in europe.
Lord Vincent
posted: 08:42 am
Are you forgetting that McCarthy played in England for over 5yrs? Beside these tp mazembe players cars are paid cash at the counter ubhuti!!! There's an article on google saying that Katumbi ( tp Mazembe chair man) wanted to build the biggest stadium in Africa but he got forbidden by the Drc prez!!! Can't wait to watch Bafafa Bafafa vs Dr Congo!!!
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No need to be combative I've already indicated I know they get paid a lot but so do our players but I can't compare figures because I don't have that info. Their stadium is an 18 000 seater so it's pretty small but also very well maintained. What I've learned about small stadiums though is that they can be quite intimidating when fully packed so teams there must really struggle when playing Mazembe
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