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Congo hands Oliseh his first defeat

DR Congo defeated a far-from-impressive Nigeria 2-0 in a friendly in Vise, Belgium, yesterday night to hand coach Sunday Oliseh his first loss in charge of the Super Eagles after three matches.

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie located Dieumerci Mbokani, who turned sharply to fire past goalkeeper Carl Ikeme for the opening goal as early as the sixth minute.

A ball-watching Nigeria defence was punished for Congo to double their lead in the 30th  minute, when Jordan Nkololo tucked the ball home after a great piece of attacking play from the left wing

In the 41st  minute, Ogenyi Onazi’s free kick was heading for the top corner of the DRC goal, but goalkeeper Parfait Madanda did well to push it away for a corner kick.

Nigeria chased the game from the opening goal, but they did not create any clear-cut chance at goal and Congo were also resolute in their defending.

There were no goals in the second half as Nigeria failed to really trouble the Congolese defence.


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