The Democratic Republic of Congo has qualified for the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations after winning by a resounding 4-2 against the national team of Congo Brazzaville. The Red Devils were ahead 2-0, but were unable to withstand the pressure of Florent Ibenge’s men, who finished the game with a landslide win.
The match began with the domination of DR Congo, who had the best chances, with opportunities for Bolasie and Mangulu and especially a shot by Bokila, which the goalkeeper of the Reds Devils, Mafoumbi, managed to clear to a corner.
The second half could have started with a goal from the DR Congo, but the crossbar denied Bokila a great shot. From that moment on, the Red Devils took advantage of their chances and first Dore and then Thievy put a 2-0 on the scoreboard, which seemed to have decided the game.
But the Leopards of DR Congo launched a frenzied attack and Mbokani scored three minutes later after a great play by Bolasie. At the 75th minute, Bokila tied the game, and five minutes later Kimwaki scored the 3-2. The match ended with a new goal by Mbokani, which sentenced the semi-finals, where they will face one of the favorites for the title: Ivory Coast or Algeria.
Text: Javier Hernandez
Photos: Miguel Angel Andjimi (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office