Maniema Union did what the big guys do in the championship, says coach Dauda Lopembe

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Kinshasa, April 26th, 2021 (CPA).- The coach of AS Maniema Union of Kindu, Daouda Lopembe, declared, Saturday after the match against AS V. Club of Kinshasa, that his team made what the great do in a championship. On the occasion of this second confrontation counting for the 20th day of the 26th championship of the National Football League (LINAFOOT), there were 6 points in a double confrontation between the two teams to go to Kindu and to return to Kinshasa , he said, adding: “We lost on a detail and on a harmless set ball. Today we looked at what to do with a game plan in place. In my humble opinion, the score does not reflect the physiognomy of the match that we have broken. This is also football where you can play well without winning. Maniema Union did what the big guys are doing. It just means that when you can’t win a game, you can’t lose it either. That’s what we did. In terms of play, Maniema Union presented something worthwhile.  » Florent Ibenge, V. Club coach: “Today, out of the 3 points involved, we took 1. Faced with a direct opponent, we neutralized ourselves. It’s a shame for us, but the struggle continues. Looking at the game itself, I think it’s fair. It is possible that Maniema Union dominated but the finality is not there. It’s a great team. If we had freed ourselves, she would go behind. V.Club was not aggressive in the middle and it was not necessary to indulge. When you can’t have 2 points, you have to avoid having 0. At V.Club’s pressing, Maniema Union came out more easily like the penalty ”.

 Mpia Nzengeli from Maniema Union “Man of the match”

AS Maniema Union’s attacking midfielder from Kindu, Mpia Nzengeli, was awarded the “Man of the match” award in the second confrontation between V.Club and his team, Saturday at the Martyrs of Pentecost stadium, in a match of the 20th day of the 26th National Football League Championship (LINAFOOT). In possession of the glass trophy, Maxi Mpia Nzengeli expressed himself in these terms: “We wanted the victory and we inherited a draw. However, for personal ambition, I want to score as many goals as possible, even though I’m only 3 with 4 assists. The impossible no one is bound. Never mind, the group’s common objective is a qualifying place for the interclubs of the African Football Confederation (CAF). This award is an additional motivation for me.  » Defector of AS PJSK, member club of the Kinshasa Provincial Football Agreement (EPFKIN), then trained by Guy Lusadisu and in which his teammate Dieu Mbiyeye also played, Mpia Nzengeli is the first Kindu team player to receive this award at the national championship.