• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA HEADED A LARGE CROWD AT THE TOTAL RAPHAEL STADIUM WHEN AT THE END OF LAST MONTH (FEBRUARY) HE VIEWED AN EXCITING CHALLENGE SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN THE DRAGONS AND THE IMANIAN DARINGS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA HEADED A LARGE CROWD AT THE TOTAL RAPHAEL STADIUM WHEN AT THE END OF LAST MONTH (FEBRUARY) HE VIEWED AN EXCITING CHALLENGE SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN THE DRAGONS AND THE IMANIAN DARINGS.

    THE CROWD FOLLOWED THE MATCH WITH FEVERISH INTEREST, AND THE PLAYERS PROVIDED THEM WITH PLENTY TO ARGUE ABOUT. FIRST GOAL CAME LATE IN THE FIRST HALF, AS THE DARINGS SLIPPED THE BALL PAST THE DRAGON GOALKEEPER IN THE FORTIETH MINUTE. NOTHING MORE CAME UNTIL AFTER HALF-TIME.

    HOWEVER, AFTER CHANGING SIDES, PLAYERS TREATED THE CROWD TO A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF THE HIGHEST-QUALITY FOOTBALL. DRAGONS AND DARINGS PITCHED INTO BATTLE WITH FEROCITY, AND IT SEEMED THAT NEITHER SIDE WAS ABLE TO BREAK THROUGH THE OTHER'S DEFENCE. BUT THE 75TH. MINUTE CHANGED THINGS - AN AERIAL SHOT FROM MOKILI WAS NEATLY CAPTURED BY MAYOMBO AND HEADED PAST DARING GOALKEEPER KIBIASSI TO PROVIDE THE DRAGON EQUALISER.

    FROM THIS POINT FORTUNE SQUATTED DECIDEDLY ON THE SIDE OF THE DRAGONS. THEY WERE CONTINUALLY ON THE ATTACK, AND ONLY TWO MINUTES LATER, IN THE 77TH. MINUTES, THE COMBINED TACTICS OF MOKILI AND APPOLO DEFEATED THE DARING GOALKEEPER FOR A SECOND TIME. WITH THE FINAL WHISTLE, CROWDS FLOCKED ONTO THE FIELD, EAGER TO CELEBRATE THE DRAGONS' 2-1 VICTORY, AND TO PRAISE THE SKILFUL SOCCER PROVIDED BY BOTH OF THE TEAMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8J5SYUPMNI4YPLHK8TBJF5ABF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8J5SYUPMNI4YPLHK8TBJF5ABF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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