• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO KINSHASA RECENTLY JOINED A LARGE CROWD AT THE TATA RAPHAEL STADIUM TO WATCH THE LONG-AWAITED CHALLENGE MATCH BETWEEN THE CONGO LEOPARDS AND OLARIO A.

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    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO KINSHASA RECENTLY JOINED A LARGE CROWD AT THE TATA RAPHAEL STADIUM TO WATCH THE LONG-AWAITED CHALLENGE MATCH BETWEEN THE CONGO LEOPARDS AND OLARIO A.C., THE VISITING BRAZILIAN TEAM. DESPITE SOME FINE DEFENSE TACTICS, THE BRAZILIAN TEAM WAS UNABLE TO MATCH THE SUPERIOR STRENGTH AND CONTROL OF THE LEOPARDS.

    AFTER AN OFFICIAL WELCOME BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR SPORTS, THE LEOPARDS KICKED OFF. IT TOOK SOME TIME FOR THE CONGO TEAM TO FIND THEIR STYLE, BUT ONCE IN THEIR STRIDE, THERE WAS NO HOLDING THEM.

    A WELL-CONTROLLED ATTACK GAVE KARAMBA OF CONGO THE FIRST GOAL, AND ANOTHER NEAR-MISS FOLLOWED SOON AFTER. THE BRAZILIANS MADE SEVERAL VALIANT ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THROUGH THE CONGOLESE LINES, BUT THE SPEED AND DEXTERITY OF THE LEOPARDS WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FOILING ALL THEIR ATTEMPTS. RARELY COULD THEY GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO TACKLE, AND MINUTES AFTER HALF-TIME, BUMBA OF THE CONGO CAME IN FROM THE LEFT TO BRING THE SCORE TO 2-0.

    THE REMAINDER OF THE SECOND HALF FOUND THE CONGOLESE STILL MASTERS OF THE FIELD, WHILST BOTH SIDES MAINTAINED A HIGH STANDARD OF GOOD CLEAN PLAY, THE BRAZILIAN DEFENSE WAS UNABLE TO PREVENT THE THIRD GOAL BY MAMPUYA, LEAVING THE FINAL SCORE AT 3-0.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36GFAF4LJF4CIHRQQ7E4GHUR5
    Media URN:
    VLVA36GFAF4LJF4CIHRQQ7E4GHUR5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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