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.
AWAY: DR Congo
- 1 Robert Kidiaba
- 0 Larrys Mabiala Destin
- 2 Issama Mpeko Djos
- 3 Jean Kasusula Kilichio
- 17 Cedric Mongongu
- 0 Tresor Mputu Mabi
72 mins - Matumona Zola
- 6 Cédric Makiadi
- 7 Youssouf Mulumbu
- 0 Patou Kabangu Mulota
56 mins - Alain Kaluyituka Dioko
- 0 Tresor Lualua Lomana
46 mins - Deogracias Kanda a Mukok
- 9 Dieudonne Mbokani Bezua