Monday, November 26, 2012

CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: AC LEOPARDS ENDS CONGO’S 38 YEARS FOR CLUB CONTINENTAL TROPHY




AC Leopards of Congo - Brazzaville have been crowned 2012 CAF Confederation cup champions after a 2-1 victory over Djoliba of Mali in Dolisie on Sunday.

Goals from Cesaire Gandze in the 23rd minute and another from Rudy Guelord Bhebey-Ndey, who scored his fifth of the competition on the stroke of half-time, cancelled out Salif Coulibaly equaliser to give the Congolese 4-3 aggregate win over the more experienced Malians and to end Congo’s 38-year wait for a continental club trophy.

Ac leopard, having managed a 2-2 draw in Bamako last weekend, triumphed in the second leg in front of a sell-out home crowd, and all three goals came in the first half.

The only other continental success for Congo came way back in 1974 when Cara Brazzaville defeated Egyptian side Ghazl Al-Mehalla to win the African cup of champions clubs.

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