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DR Congo and Mali drew 1-1 in a African Nations Cup Group B match

Posted: 28 January 2013 Time: 21:03

DR Congo and Mali drew 1-1 in an African Nations Cup Group B match at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Mali will now face South Africa in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Dieumerci Mbokani scored the DR Congo goal while Mahamadou Samassa got the equaliser.

The DR Congo started the match like a house on fire, hitting the post through Lomana Lua Lua in the opening minute of the match.

Momo Sissoko fouled Diba in the box and DR Congo were awarded a penalty in the 2nd minute. Mbokani made no mistake from 12-yards, lifting the ball high into the top right corner of the net beyond keeper Mamadou Samassa, 1-0.

The Malians, were back in the match 11 minutes later when they capitalised on a defensive error, the ball fell to Adama Tamboura on the left and he swung in a cross which Mahamdou Samassa latched onto from inside the box to score, 1-1.

Three minutes before the interval, Mali skipper Seydou Keita showed some great skill to beat his man on the left wing and put in a decent ball which Maiga headed over the bar from a decent scoring position.

On the hour mark, Mbokani had a half-chance to put the Leopards ahead but could not get his header on target in a crowded box.

Mali were unfortunate not to take the lead in the 66th minute when Samassa’s snap left-footed low volley was blocked by keeper Kidiaba.

With minutes left, substitute Traore got up high in the box and met Keita’s corner but his effort hit the post and rolled out for a goal kick.

A minute later Mali’s Cheick Diabate rounded the keeper but could not find the back of the net as his shot hit the post from a tight angle.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:11 pm
Our easiest way to the semis
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:11 pm
Apart from the 1st 10 minutes DRC weren't interested in the quarter finals...

Plus this where they lost the game... they have 6 Mazembe players but only 2 started...!? They flattered to decieve, they deserve the boot...
posted: 09:11 pm
I have to say bafana bafana will go through to the semi finals this Mali team will loose 3-0 phala will make keita out of position with his pace to cover up for Gaxa n if he is central yeye n furman will do the job
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 09:15 pm
we are going through,we going to humiliate mali
posted: 09:15 pm
Mendieta, tell me just ONE thing you know about the mali team. Just one son
twentyone guns
posted: 09:15 pm
Banana banana is out ,Mali 2 banana 2
Naturena born killer
posted: 09:16 pm
The spirit of mabida is calling, hozani Bantu ba se mzansi. I really feel for Mali, dey won't know what hit dem come Saturday. I've never been more proud to be a South African. For the first tym after 12 years, salute to de SA 23 men battalion.

In the words of a beautiful Khosi "Asijiki"
posted: 09:17 pm
They are ranked third on the continent. If u south africans were in a queue behind them you wouldnt be able to smell anything if they farted. They are so ahead of you it aint funny. Watch how they will embarrass you
posted: 09:29 pm
RVP should teach these guys wat to do when substituted,its easy just Usain Bolt kind of thing then you are a galaxy at mayfair, im still hurt that toulotou,thwala,otorongo,ndulula,manyambela, were once called galaxies
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 09:31 pm
ranking doesn't determine the games @kenkana,current form we are the best and Mali don't score goals.....i see Morocco as a better team than Mali
khosi fan aka thami
posted: 09:32 pm
win again
posted: 09:37 pm
Mali Plays very physical game. I wish the Bafana Boys win though cos SA needs to smile too its been a long time. It will take very Hard work to beat Mali, My SA friends.
El Sol
posted: 09:39 pm
Mali scares me abit, they play a kinda relaxed& boring game with Keita being the heart of the team,they win convincingly &use their few chances created. Having said that I also think SA can win this match given the confidence &mentality building up to the match, our defence needs prayers ..so we shal see come Sati. #SuideAfrika
posted: 09:39 pm
this congolese rapist called Kenkaba is supporting Mali now go back home msunu kanyoko and take lucky baloyi cause are both on a bath strike
posted: 09:41 pm
@kenkaba please take lucky baloyi with u back to congo because u are both on a bath strike
posted: 09:56 pm

hei leave lucky baloyi out of this,why cant you atleast mention svaswiya,
mark my words in 2017 baloyi will be in the national team,

manyisa should have been there in 2006 in egypt coz all his peers were there,leremi,tso,makhaya, now its a pity he is too old or u think he will play the next afcon?
posted: 09:56 pm
@Msenti15,everyone has the freedom to coment here and support the team of his choice but that does not mean that you should call someone a congo rapist...you should be wise and reasonable for once on your comments so that you do not insult people you have not seen and don´t even know their background in general.lets make this forum more matured and respect one anothers free opinion and make our comment to be less insultive...real dave.
posted: 09:56 pm
posted: 09:41 pm | Report
@kenkaba please take lucky baloyi with u
back to congo because u are both on a bath
Kwaaaaaakz you finished me champ. I think kinkaba his just an ape with e250 cellphone tryng to explore internet hahahahaha.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:19 pm
kenkaba posted: 09:17 pm | Report

They are ranked third on the continent. If u south
africans were in a queue behind them you wouldnt be
able to smell anything if they farted. They are so ahead
of you it aint funny. Watch how they will embarrass you
Lol dude I'm in stitches right, you like the Trevor Noah of Senegal.
posted: 10:23 pm
Bafana Bafana 1 - 0 Mali.
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