The obstacle to overcome is Madagascar during 8th finals, the country of South-East Africa, a true neophyte which is participating for the first time in a final phase of the Can, this great meeting of the continental football. On paper, the DRC which is in its 18th participation, 46th nation in the last rankings of Fifa, is largely favorite against this Malagasy team, 107th in the world. This is also the easiest poster of these eighth finals.
However, Florent Ibenge, good competitor, rather sees a match that will be strong. It's an opponent, he says, to be taken seriously.
One should be strong to be able to win: "everyone is downplaying this Malagasy team; you say it's a surprise, but in view of his career, it is a strong team.
The Malagasy have brilliantly qualified for the CAN, and they continue to demonstrate their strength, for now, they are undefeated. So, this is not a surprise team. This is a team to take very seriously, it will be very strong to dislodge, and so it will be a very tough match, "said Florent Ibenge Tuesday after the training session in Cairo. Wednesday, July 3 in the morning, on the injunction of the Caf, the Leopards left the Egyptian capital for Alexandria where will be played the match, Sunday, July 7 afternoon.
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