FOR the final day matches of the group stage at the Total Africa Cup of Nations, CAF has decided to honour former DR Congo striker Pierre Ndaye Mulamba, the record holder for most goals in a single AFCON campaign.
A moment of silence is being observed before all the day three matches starting on Sunday in memory of Mulamba, whose nine goals at the 1974 AFCON, incidentally in Egypt remains a record.
“We would like to pay homage to Pierre Ndaye Mulamba, record top scorer as he scored nine goals in 1974 edition here in Egypt. We will witness a minute of silence in his honour for all last day of the group stage,” said CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe.
Mulamba passed away on January 26, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A lethal finisher in his playing days, he scored both goals as DR Congo beat Zambia 2-0 in the final of the 1974 AFCON in Cairo, Egypt. – CAF Online