Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
DR Congo-Ghana: 'A great advertisement for African soccer'
January 20th, 2013 6:19PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  african nations cup

MOST COMMENTED

[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Two days after having to be talked out of quitting after a dispute with federation officials over bonuses, veteran French coach Claude Leroy watched the Democratic Republic of Congo come back from two goals down to tie favorite Ghana, 2-2, at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The exciting finish at Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was in sharp contrast to the other three games, where the vuvuzelas had little to blare out with just one goal.

(Click here for DR Congo-Ghana highlights.)

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu and Kwadwo Asamoah put Ghana ahead 2-0, but the Leopards rallied on goals by Tresor Mputu and Anderlecht's Dieumerci Mbokani in the first game of a doubleheader that drew 20,979 fans.

“This match was a great advertisement for African soccer,” said Leroy. “I’m proud of my players – they have great quality and they showed it by coming back to a high level competition like the Africa Cup after a seven-year absence. We deserved this result after all the problems we had and I hope that it will get the whole country behind the team now.”

Mali beat Niger, 1-0, on Seydou Keita's late goal, while both of Saturday's games -- South Africa-Cape Verde Islands and Angola-Morocco -- ended in 0-0 ties.



1 comment
  1. Valerie Metzler
    commented on: January 21, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.
    This was a great game! Thank you for reporting it. I just wish this tournament was on TV in the USA.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Red Bulls: BWP on McCarty's departure and successors    
Bradley Wright-Phillips says he was headed to MLS's Media Day in Manhattan Beach, California, when he ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"I know there were players that came in that it didn't matter as much to. If ...
What They're Saying: Kei Kamara    
"People watch 'The Bachelor.' I sit there and I go, 'Why? Why are you watching that?'" ...
NASL Moves: Deltas reach 11 with three more signings    
A former MLS defender is among three players who have agreed to play for NASL expansion ...
USMNT: Dwyer would jump at call-up    
Dom Dwyer has Feb. 14 marked on his calendar. It's not only Valentine's Day but will ...
MLS SuperDraft: Complete Round 3 and Round 4 picks    
Jamie Siaj of 2015 NCAA Division II champion Pfeiffer was taken with the first pick on ...
TV Report: Gomez retires, joins ESPN full-time    
After seventeen years playing professionally in the USA and Mexico, forward Herculez Gomez has swapped the ...
Video Pick: Messi doesn't take it easy on teammates    
He may be a superstar, but Lionel Messi doesn't take his foot off the pedal in ...
NASL's Rishi Sehgal: 'The task is not small'    
The NASL finished its sixth season with 12 teams in November. Within a month, it was ...
Report: Alex Morgan says women want deal by March 1    
Alex Morgan, who debuted on Saturday for new French club Lyon before returning to the U.S. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives