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African Cup of Nations Team Profile: DR Congo

Wednesday 19/June/2019 - 01:56 PM
DR Congo team
DR Congo team
Translated and Edited by: Mohamed Emad

The Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team (formerly known as Zaire، alternatively known as Congo-Kinshasa) is the Leopards.

DR Congo has been ranked as high as 28 in the FIFA Rankings. As Zaire they were the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup and twice won the Africa Cup of Nations.


Nickname: Leopards
Previous appearances: 18
Head Coach: Florent Ibenge
Honours: Winners (1968، 1974)

DR Congo are through to the finals for the fourth time in a row، one of their longest spells in recent times. Champions in 1968 and 1974، the Leopards also finished third in 1998 and 2015.

Key Facts
DR Congo will be participating in the Africa Cup of Nations for a 19th time in 2019; including this year’s competition، only Egypt (24)، Ivory Coast (23) and Ghana (22) have featured in more.
Since the 2013 tournament، DR Congo have only lost two of their 13 Africa Cup of Nations matches (W3 D8)، losing to Cote d’Ivoire in the 2015 semi-finals and Ghana in the 2017 quarters.

Democratic Republic of Congo (Group A)
Goalkeepers: Parfait Mandanda (Dinamo BucharestROM)، Ley Matampi (Al AnsarKSA)، Anthony Mossi (ChiassoSUI)

Defenders: Glody Ngonda، Djuma Shabani (both V Club)، Christian Luyindama (GalatasarayTUR)، Arthur Masuaku (West HamENG)، Wilfred Moke (AnkaragucuTUR)، Issama Mpeko (TP Mazembe)، Marcell Tisserand (WolfsburgGER)، Bobo Ungenda (Primeiro AgostoANG)

Midfielders: Merveille Bope، Paul-Jose Mpoku (both Standard LiegeBEL)، Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham CityENG)، Chancel Mbemba (PortoPOR)، Tresor Mputu (Mazembe)، Youssouf Mulumbu (KilmarnockSCO)

Forwards: Chadrack Akolo (StuttgartGER)، Britt Assombalanga (MiddlesbroughENG)، Cedric Bakambu (Beijing GuoanCHN)، Yannick Bolasie (EvertonENG)، Jonathan Bolingi (AntwerpBEL)، Elia Meschak (Mazembe)

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