DR Congo Knock Egypt Out Of AFCON 2023 Via Penalty Shootouts

DR Congo Knock Egypt Out Of AFCON 2023 Via Penalty Shootouts

DR Congo have qualified to the quarter finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after overcoming Egypt via penalty shootouts on Sunday.

The first half concluded on a dramatic note as Egypt managed to level the score just before the break. Mostafa Mohamed stepped up to the penalty spot in the 46th minute and coolly converted, equalizing after Elia Meschack had given DR Congo the lead in the 37th minute with a well-placed header from a quick throw-in.


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The second half failed to produce a goal as both teams showed solidity at the back.

The regular time ended with a 1-1 scoreline, with the tension escalating as Egypt and DR Congo battled fiercely for supremacy.

After multiple fouls committed on both sides and a deadlock that lasted well into 34 minutes of overtime, DR Congo finally clinched victory with 8-7 in penalties.

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  • Stanley 2 months ago

    Wao! woa!! wao!!!
    Egypt is out, pheeeem! Waiting for the talking point worries while the cup gets closer to our own S.Eagles of we country, Nigeria.

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