Tunisia wins in a friendly 1-0 ahead of the DRC


Kinshasa, June 6th, 2021 (CPA).- The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia won against the DRC Leopards by 1-0, Saturday at the Olympic stadium of Radès, in Tunis, in an international friendly football match.

The only goal of the game was Naïm Selliti (45th). On a shot from the left low to the ground, Naïm Selliti did not think about beating Baggio Siadi Ngusia, the last bulwark of the Congolese beasts.

This score at the break will be maintained until the last whistle.

Side of the Leopards, the foals of the new coach of the Congolese Eleven, the Argentinian Hector Raul Cuper, recorded a real decisive attack on an instantaneous strike from the left of Samy Moutoussamy (23rd), in conclusion of a cross from the left whose the shot was deflected for a corner by Tunisian goalkeeper Moez Hassan.

The Leopards benefited from a set piece that could change the course of the game following a foul on Gaël Gakuta on the left flank, on the edge of the opposing fatal rectangle. Samy Moutoussamy, who took responsibility for the execution of the sanction, missed the target. Finally, despite changes throughout the game, there will be nothing more to chew on either side during the second period.

The match ended to the advantage of the Carthage Eagles, who won by 1-0. The Leopards concede there a first and short defeat under the leadership of the new mentor Hector Cuper, the successor of Christian Nsengi Biembe Sese Seko. The Argentinian, looking for an ideal block, will have shot, will have certainly drawn the lessons necessary to allow him to move forward.

Without being alarmist with regard to this result, Hector Cuper has plenty of time to adjust the situation in order to find the right combinations to build a framework to his liking.

After this baptism of fire, the Argentinian technician will be, for the second time, since taking power, put to the test before the Eagles of Mali, on Friday June 11 in the same sports facilities.

The starting eleven: Tunisia: Hassen – Kechrida, Talbi, Meriah, Abdi – Sassi, Laidouni, Ben Romdhane – Sliti, Khazri, Msakni.

DR Congo: Baggio Siadi Ngusia – Mukoko Amale, Marcel Tisserand, Chris Mavinga, Nsakala – Mukoko Tonombe, Moutoussamy, Mpanzu – Chadrack Akolo, Cédric Bakambu, Gaël Kakuta.

Minister Serge Nkonde at the Leopards before the match: « You are our soldiers at the fronts »

The National Minister of Sports, Serge Nkonde is in Tunis to support the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo who will be received in Friendly this Saturday June 05, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. from Kinshasa by Tunisia. Arrived in the morning, the boss of Sports joined the den for a heartwarming speech.

The big cats are preparing for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the minister reminded the group of the importance of this regrouping.

“If you are here already know that you have come to bring the World Cup qualification to the Congo and the government will be there to support you. You are our soldiers on the front lines and we no longer need a result, which is none other than qualification for the 2022 World Cup, ”said Minister Serge Nkonde.

Chris Mavinga: « I am very happy to have played with the DRC again »

Toronto FC, Canada defender Chris Mavinga, who formed the centerline with Marcel Tisserand, wrote on his Twitter account after the game that he is very happy to have played for DR Congo again.

« I am very happy to have been able to play again with the national team and show that I am still there … Let the story continue, » said the former defender of Stade Rennais (French Ligue 1).

The known results of the friendly matches of African countries: Monday May 31, 2021: Turkey-Guinea 0-0, Wednesday June 2nd, 2021: Togo-Niger, Mozambique-Lesotho 5-0; Thursday June 3: Algeria-Mauritania 4-1; Friday June 4: Rwanda-Central African Republic 2-0, Nigeria-Cameroon 0-1; Saturday June 5: Eswatini-Lesotho 1-0, Guinea-Togo 0-2, Niger-Gambia 0-2, Côte d’Ivoire-Burkina Faso 2-1, Senegal-Zambia 3-1, Tunisia-DR Congo 1-0 ; next friendly matches: Monday 7 June 2021: Rwanda-Central African Republic 4:00 pm, Belarus-Sierra Leone 6:00 pm; Tuesday 8 June: Guinea-Kosovo 00:00, Mozambique-Eswatini 15:00, Benin-Zambia 17:00, Cameroon-Nigeria 18:00, Gambia-Togo 19:00, Senegal-Cape Verde 21:00, Morocco-Ghana 21:00; Thursday June 10: South Africa-Uganda 6:00 p.m .; Friday June 11: Tunisia-Algeria 00:00, Guinea-Bissau-Cape Verde 00:00, Sudan-Zambia 00:00, DR Congo-Mali 00:00, Guinea-Niger 00:00, Mauritania-Liberia 00:00, Gambia-Kosovo 19:00; Saturday June 12: Ghana-Ivory Coast 00:00, Morocco-Burkina Faso 21:00; Tuesday June 15: Tunisia-Mali 00:00; Thursday June 17: Djibouti-Mauritania 00:00; Saturday July 3, 2021: Mexico-Nigeria 00:00. ACP/