DR Congo has qualified for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup with a 3-1 win against Guinea. The Cogolese fell behind 0-1 due to a penalty kick caused by Chancel Mbemba, but the ex-Anderlecht defender put this right with the equalizer that heralded the victory.
DR Congo -or Congo-Kinshasa- will face the winner of Mali-Ivory Coast in the semi-final, which will be played on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Chancel Mbemba put his team in a difficult position by making a penalty foul on Bayo after 17 minutes, who converted the penalty himself.
Captain Mbemba put things right himself by kicking the ball into the roof of the goal after a corner.
The Léopards increased the pressure and were rewarded when the ball went to the spot for them when substitute Silas was wrongly stopped by Julian Jeanvier. Wissa converted the eleven meter.
The best goal of the evening was Masuaku’s 3-1, eight minutes before the end. From close to the sideline he wonderfully fired a free kick straight into the goal with a long kick. The party in Congo-Kinshasa could start.
In DR Congo, Theo Bongonda (ex-Zulte Wargem and Genk) participated for 84 minutes. Joris Kayembe (Genk) was allowed to come on at that moment. Anderlecht midfielder Amadou Diawara played 69 minutes for Guinea, Ibrahim Diakite (ex-Eupen) 90.
DR Congo is in the last four at the Africa Cup for the first time since 2015.