Posts Tagged Republic of the Congo

Republic of Congo surprises Gabon 1-0 at African Cup

Congo’s Prince Oniangue, left, is challenged by Gabon’s Andre Poko, during their African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Republic of Congo ground out a surprise 1-0 win over Gabon at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday, its first at the tournament in over two decades, to go top of Group A.

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Rep. of Congo leaps to top of Group A with surprise win

Congo's soccer players celebrate after winning their African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match against Gabon in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Unfancied Republic of Congo went top of Group A at the African Cup of Nations with a surprise 1-0 win over Gabon on Wednesday after host Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso played out a 0-0 draw.

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African Cup: No major problems so far

A worker paints the walls of Estadio De Malabo, ahead of group D soccer matches at the ongoing Africa Nations Cup in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — African Cup of Nations organizers got through the first round of group games without any serious problems — unlike heavyweight teams Ghana and Ivory Coast.

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