DR Congo secured a spot in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals with a thrilling 3-1 comeback win against Guinea. Despite Mohamed Bayo giving Guinea an early lead with a penalty, DR Congo responded strongly. Chancel Mbemba equalized with a stunning strike, and Yoane Wissa later converted a penalty to put the Leopards in front. Arthur Masuaku’s clever free-kick sealed the victory.
The game showcased DR Congo’s resilience, coming from behind and displaying a potent attacking force. Mbemba, named Player of the Match, redeemed himself with a crucial goal and a commanding performance. Despite Guinea’s early penalty controversy, DR Congo maintained focus and secured their first semi-final appearance since 2015.
Now, DR Congo awaits the winner between Mali and hosts Ivory Coast in the semi-finals, with the potential to become serious contenders for the AFCON title. The Leopards have demonstrated their ability to compete with the favorites, having faced tough opponents like Egypt and Morocco earlier in the tournament.