DR Congo simplest Cosafa Cup winners to avoid penalty drama

Democratic Republic of Congo beat Mozambique 1-zero on Sunday in Namibia in the only Cosafa Cup quarter-final no longer decided by a penalty shootout.

Nelson Munganga scored the lone intention of the southern Africa championship tie after 37 minutes at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek with a looping some distance-publish header off a nook.

Mozambique got here closest to levelling 9 minutes from time when a detailed-range header rebounded off the post.

“We had been unlucky not to win,” stated Mozambique educate and former Everton and Liverpool defender Abel Xavier, famed for his attention-grabbing hair styles.

“I selected 10 uncapped avid gamers for this event and am happy with the workforce. They had been positive, labored tough and the long run is vivid.”

Goalkeeper Sandile Ginindza starred as Swaziland upset Zambia four-2 on penalties after a zero-0 draw in the first half of a double-header.

He saved two spot-kicks, then changed the winning penalty before being mobbed by means of workforce-mates.

On Saturday, South Africa and Botswana certified by using successful penalty shootouts in opposition to Lesotho and defending champions Namibia respectively.

Zambia and Zimbabwe have won the annual Cosafa Cup four occasions, Angola and South Africa thrice and Namibia once.

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