DR Congo demolish Swaziland
DR Congo got their World Cup qualifier against Swaziland off to the perfect start as they won their first leg encounter 3-1 away from home.
The match took place at the Somhlolo National stadium in Swaziland on Friday afternoon after the game was moved forward due to lightening warnings.
The earlier fixture, however, did not disrupt the visitors as goals from Kaluyituka, Mputu and Bokese hand the DR Congo a comfortable 3-1 win. Shongwe got the consolation goal for the home side.
Swaziland will take little comfort in their performance especially considering they have to travel to DR Cong for the second leg and with a mountain to climb.
The game got off to a rather slow start but soon sprung into life just after the 15tth minute mark when DR Congo started taking control of the game and it wasn’t long before they found the back of the net.
In the 18th minute it was clinical finish from Kaluyituka that gave the visitors the lead. Six minutes later and they were able to double their advantage through a well taken goal from Mputu.
Swaziland were completely outplayed in the first 45 minutes and needed something special in the second half if they were to find their way back into the match.
The home side definitely started brightly in the second stanza and were able to pull a goal back in the 65th minute after some good individual work from Shongwe saw him find the back of the net for the home side.
Sadly, though, for the home fans the game result was put beyond doubt eight minutes later when Bokese scored DR Congo’s third goal.
After that DR Congo shut-up shop at the back and allowed Swaziland very few chances on goal.
The second leg will be an interesting affair as Swaziland will have to come back from the dead and score three goals to stand any chance of progressing in the qualifying stages.