• Short Summary

    THE CONGO-KINSHASA NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM, THE LEOPARDS, RECEIVED A GREAT RECEPTION IN KINSHASA LAST MONTH AFTER THEY HAD WON THE AFRICAN NATIONS SOCCER CUP IN ADDIS ABABA.

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    THE CONGO-KINSHASA NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM, THE LEOPARDS, RECEIVED A GREAT RECEPTION IN KINSHASA LAST MONTH AFTER THEY HAD WON THE AFRICAN NATIONS SOCCER CUP IN ADDIS ABABA.

    THE CONGO WON THE CUP WHEN THEY BEAT GHANA 1-0 IN THE FINAL ON JANUARY 21. THEY THEREFORE STOPPED GHANA FROM TAKING OUTRIGHT POSSESSION OF THE CUP, WHICH THEY HAD WON THE TWO PREVIOUS YEARS RUNNING. GHANA HAD BEEN NOT FAVOURITES TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT AND THE CONGO'S VICTORY WAS A MAJOR UPSET. THE CONGO HAD BEEN DRAWN WITH GHANA, SENEGAL AND THE CONGO BRAZZAVILLE IN THEIR QUALIFYING GROUP FOR THE SEMI-FINAL. THE OTHER QUARTERFINALISTS, COMPRISING THE OTHER GROUP, WERE ETHIOPIA, IVORY-COAST, ALGERIA AND UGANDA. GHANA WON THE TOP GROUP BUT ITS MATCH WITH THE CONGO-KINSHASA WAS ABANDONED NEAR THE END AFTER A SERIES OF FIGHTS BETWEEN PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS. AT THAT STAGE, GHANA WAS LEADING 2-1.

    IN ITS SEMI-FINAL, THE CONGO-KINSHASA BEAT ETHIOPIA 3-2 AFTER SCORING THE WINNING GOAL IN EXTRA TIME. GHANA, MEANTIME, HAD WON ITS SEMI-FINAL 4-3 AGAINST THE IVORY COAST.

    THE FINAL, PLAYED BEFORE A BIG CROWD ON JANUARY 21, SAW THE CONGO SCORE THE WINNING AND ONLY GOAL IN THE 66 MINUTE. THE AFRICAN NATIONS CUP WAS PRESENTED TO THE CONGO BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANTLE7P4NETOC81A25VT08YWK
    Media URN:
    VLVAANTLE7P4NETOC81A25VT08YWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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