Head to head
-These sides have played each other twice, which came in the AFCON 2013 qualifiers; a win apiece.
Previous AFCON performance
– The Leopards are two times champions of Africa in 1968 and 1974
-DR Congo last reached the last four (4) of the African Cup of Nations in 1998, beating host Burkina Faso to finish third.
-This is the second time, the host nation have played in the AFCON
-Reaching semi final in the ongoing AFCON is the best performance from the Islanders; reached the quarter finals in their maiden participation when they co-hosted with Gabon in 2012.
Current form and team news
-They were thrashed 3-1 in their semi final game against Ivory Coast, which was their first defeat in the ongoing AFCON.
– Dieumerci Mbokani is one of the 5 top scorers in the ongoing AFCON, with 3 goals.
-The Nzalang National became the first host nation to reach the semi finals, after Ghana placed third in 2008.
-Equatorial Guinea were whipped 3 goal to nil in the semi final game against Ghana.
-They have been fined $100,000 by CAF for crowd violence in their semi final defeat to Ghana.
-Javier Balboa is the only player to score from a direct free-kick.
-Balboa is on 3 goals, making him one of the 5 top scorers in the 2015 AFCON.
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