Handball: the 51st edition of the senior national championships has become

The meeting kept all its promises; the two teams are giving each other blow for blow to make a success of their entry in matter. Etoile du Congo, given however favorite of the meeting, will have regrets to feed in relation to the outcome of the meeting. Indeed, after a very sluggish start, this team which ran behind the score for a long time regained control to lead at the break 12-11. The Stelliens accentuated their dominance on the restart, even taking a valuable three-goal lead for the first time in the game. But it was mentally that Interclub managed to catch up before scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds of the match. What an achievement!

Etoile du Congo-Interclub is under derby, because on both sides you have great players. We had an internship of more than two months and it paid off more than in the field. My players followed the instructions well. Now that we’ve made our entry, we’re well on our way to our goal of winning the championship. “commented Gervais Didas Mossilo, the Interclub coach.

With Interclub, we always deliver very intense matches. In handball, if you don’t respect the principles of offensive and defensive play, you miss out. The competition is like that. You can be beaten in the group match and win the cup. It is not finished. We will fix what went wrong “said Christel Ngamokouba, the coach of Etoile du Congo.

Well before this meeting, the team of the General Directorate of Presidential Security (DGSP) assumed its status among senior ladies by dominating the Interclub (35-15) after flying over the first half (21-7) . Housed in a pool well within its reach, the DGSP rotated its workforce in anticipation of the semi-finals. ” We still know the weight of this team but we have rotated our workforce. The competition is long. It will be played on the mental and physical aspect, because there are six matches until the final. You have to stay focused because it’s not always the best teams who win “, underlined Simon Badenika, the coach of the DGSP.

It’s the start of the championship and we’ve met a well-equipped team that occupies first place on the national board and a place of choice on the continent. It is on the mental level that we have failed. I am confident because as the competition progresses, we will increase in power “, explained Alda Narcisse Angoya, the coach of Interclub senior ladies.

Other results

The first day was also marked by the draw (19-19) between Etoile du Congo and Club Athlétique Renaissance Aiglons (Cara) in senior ladies. AS Otohô beat Banko (60-19) then US Renaissance got the better of Patronage de Pointe-Noire (31-28). Among the men, Petrosport dominated the Patronage of Pointe-Noire (30-18). Cayman won ahead of Avenir du rail (39-23). Almighty of Loutété won against the indomitable 12 of Makoua (42-22). NHA sport got the better of Pro sport de Madingou (43-25) then Munisport won against Tsongolaise (26-18)

The competition pits twelve male teams divided into three pools of four against eight female teams placed in two groups of four each. The national championship, underlined Ayessa Ndinga Yengue, president of the Congolese Handball Federation (Fécohand), is a moment of sporting exchange and mixing of all the young people of the country which aims at the search for performance, surpassing oneself, the strengthening of links and the development of young athletes.

This is why, despite the difficult economic and financial situation, Fécohand strives to perpetuate this heritage of our elders and our predecessors. It is our responsibility, but also that of sports managers and directors, to improve the conditions for learning and high-level competitions. That’s the meaning of being responsible and leaders of handball », he indicated, thus specifying the responsibility of the athletes in the improvement of the results and the performances. ” It is in the assiduous effort, the rigor and the iron discipline that we recognize the talents of a high level handball player. “, he added.

The director of sports activities congratulated Fécohand for the pace it sets in the development of the discipline. ” We cannot have competitive and successful athletes without the dynamism of our federations », a recognized Clin Samba Samba.

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