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DR Congo Leopards win first African Nations Championship (CHAN)

AFP/FIFA - March 8, 2009

Leopards win CHAN Democratic Republic of Congo shocked Ghana 2-0 to win the maiden African Nations Championship final. Dioko Kaluyituka put the Leopards ahead one minute into the second half at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in the Ivory Coast economic capital and Mbenza Bedi added a second on 76 minutes. It was the first triumph for DR Congo in an African Football Confederation (CAF) national team competition since defeating Zambia 2-0 in a replay of the 1974 Nations Cup final in Cairo.
DR Congo lift CHAN trophy

BBC News - March 8, 2009

DR Congo football team wins first CHAN African ChampionshipThe DR Congo beat Ghana 2-0 to win the inaugural African Nations Championship in Abidjan on Sunday. The final - a repeat of last Sunday's group B encounter - was settled by second half goals from Dioko Kaluyituka and Bedi Mbenza.
Ghana and DRC in to CHAN final

BBC News - March 5, 2009

Léopards - CongoDR Congo and Ghana will meet in Abidjan in Sunday's final of the first-ever African Nations Championship. Ghana were the first team into the final after beating Senegal on penalties in the Ivorian city of Bouake, while in Abidjan DR Congo beat Zambia 2-1.







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