First of the B group with 4 points obtained in two meetings, the DRC needs, at least, a point to be qualified in quarterfinals of the Championship of Africa of nations (CHAN 2020). And this point must be obtained this Monday January 25 in front of Niger.
In the worst of the cases, only one scenario can eliminate the Leopards: a defeat in front of Niger which has two points and a victory of Libya (2 points) in front of Congo-Brazzaville.
With twelve players tested positive with Covid-19 whose three goalkeepers, the DRC is very decreased, but always has the means of mastering the Natives of Niger.
"We will tackle the match of Monday with much of serenity and of serious, while knowing that we will have a very good team in front of us", recognized the assistant selector Pamphile Mihayo who takes care of the team with the absence of Jean-Florent Ibenge, isolated due to Covid-19.
"We are always in communication with the principal selector. He is well and is always with us. He gives his advises and opinion, because he knows very well the players of this manpower. There is truly no concern. We continue to work together. We will exchange before and during the match because he will follow the match in the television ", the technician of the TP Mazembe reassured.
If it finishes first of its group, the DRC will meet the organizing country, Cameroon which finished second of A group (5 points) behind Mali (7 points).
1. DR Congo 4 pts (+1)
2. Libya 2 pts (0)
3. Niger 2 pts (0)
4. Congo 1 Pt (-1)
Corneille Kinsala N’soki