Guinea out to end DR Congo's World Cup hopes

Guinea out to end DR Congo's World Cup hopes
Dieudonne Bezua Mbokani of DR Congo challenged by Daniel Amartey of Ghana during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon Quarter Final football match between DR Congo and Ghana at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 29 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Nov 11, 2017. 11:00

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will face Guinea in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group A match on Saturday.

Kick-of is at 19h30 CAT.

The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Stade Olympique de Radès in the Tunisian city of Radès.

The Leopards of DRC still have a chance to qualify for next year's finals after beating Libya 2-1 away last month.

DRC are placed second on the Group A standings with 10 points from five games. They are three points behind log leaders Tunisia.

If the Leopards defeat Guinea and Tunisia lose to Libya at home, DRC will qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1974.

Meanwhile, Guinea are heading into their final group match having already seen their hopes of qualifying for the finals coming to an end two months ago.

The National Elephants are placed third on the Group A standings with three points. They are only ahead of fourth-placed Libya on goal difference.

A victory for Guinea over DRC, will see the National Elephants finish third in the group.

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