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DRC win CHAN 2016 after thrashing Mali

Photo: Kawowo Sport

Photo: Kawowo Sport

recorded a 3-0 victory over to win a second CHAN title.

DRC clashed with surprise side Mali in the final. Mali started stronger at a packed Amahoro stadium but failed to break the deadlock. Meschak Elia showed how it’s done with a cracker on 28 minutes. He unleashed an unstoppable drive into the far post giving Diarra no chance.

Mali had an effort moments after but Matampi was equal to task. Ibenge’s side this carried a lead into the break.

Elia scored again at the hour mark. He picked the ball on the left and dribbled past the keeper for an easy finish. The brace effectively put the match beyond Mali but there was still time for a third. TP Mazembe striker, Jonathan Bolingi netted the clincher to seal CHAN 2016 for DRC.

DRC becomes the first nation to win the CHAN tournament twice. The next win will be hosted by Kenya in 2018.

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