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DR Congo crowned 2016 CHAN champions

DR Congo crowned 2016 CHAN champions


The Democratic Republic Of Congo won the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for a second time on Sunday, beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda.

The Leopards secured the title with two goals from the impressive Mechak Elia and a late Jonathan Bolingi strike.

DR Congo became the first nation to win the trophy twice, having won the inaugural CHAN tournament in 2009 in Ivory Coast.

CHAN competition is only open to footballers who play in their own local leagues.

Earlier, Ivory Coast took the bronze medal, after beating Guinea 2-1 in an eventful third place play-off match.

Ivorian keeper Abdoul Cisse played a key part in the Elephants win, saving two penalties.