LINAFOOT: V. Club dispossesses Mazembe of leadership by beating Renaissance of Congo (2-0)


Kinshasa, May 6th, 2021 (ACP).– AS V. Club of Kinshasa dispossessed TP Mazembe of Lubumbashi of the leading position thanks to their victory against FC Renaissance of Congo by 2-0, on Wednesday at the Martyrs stadium of Pentecost, in match of the 23rd day of the 26th championship of the National Football League (LINAFOOT).

The game was up to a derby for the Congolese capital. V. Club dominated the first half by opening the scoring by Fiston Kalala Mayele (31st), the home scorer, who made his way through the opposing axial defense to beat the goalkeeper Guy-Serge Mukumi for the opening the score. Renaissance of Congo tried to get its head out of the water by securing two unsuccessful corners.

Upon returning from the locker room, Papy Kimoto’s foals send out a strong signal by creating a clear scoring opportunity (51st). The « Renais » striker, face to face with V. Club goalkeeper Simon Omosola, loses the duel.

The Black Dolphins are moving up a gear to mark their grip on the game. Fiston Kalala Mayele (77th) will again shine by increasing the score by a half-end. It is on this score that the referee will end the confrontation to the great desolation of Renaissance du Congo, who believed to repeat their feat against DC Motema Pembe (1-0) a week ago.

V.Club therefore regains first place in the standings with 55 points in 23 matches, ahead of Mazembe 54 points for 24 matches. Renaissance of Congo continues to stand in 10th place with 28 points in 24 matches.

Fiston Kalala Mayele, double scorer of the match, was elected « Man of the match », he received a trophy, a check, a pair of boots, a scarf and a T-shirt from the hands of the match commissioner Angova of Kinshasa. ACP /