AFCON 2023 fixtures

Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Image: @bafanaBafana

Egypt vs DR Congo: AFCON starting lineups confirmed

Take a look at how both Egypt and DR Congo have opted to line-up for tonight’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) clash below!

AFCON 2023 fixtures

Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Image: @bafanaBafana

It’s another heavyweight battle in tonight’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) round of 16 action.

Egypt and DR Congo lock horns at the Stade de San Pédro stadium for a place in the quarterfinals.

Take a look at how both sides line-up for tonight’s blockbuster Afcon clash below.

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Afcon starting lineups: Egypt vs DR Congo

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Egypt XI: Gabaski; Hany, Abdelmonem, Hegazy, Fattouh; Elneny, Attia, Fathi; Zizo, Trezeguet, Mohamed.

DR Congo XI: Mpasi; Kalulu, Mbemba, Batubinsika, Masuaku; Moutoussamy, Pickel, Meshack, Bongonda; Wissa, Bakambu.

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“We would have liked to face Mohamed Salah. He is a legend, an icon, and a great example in Egypt.” DR Congo manager Sébastien Desabre said as quoted by KingFut.

“However, the Egyptian national team has many options. They have distinguished players who have shown a strong reaction in his absence at Afcon.

“We are prepared to face Egypt, the team that has a strong attack. The group stage is over, and now we are entering another competition with different rules where there is no room for losers.

“My players know what is expected of them, both individually and collectively, and they are ready for it. Egypt conceded six goals and played in three different ways at Afcon. We will work on exploiting their defensive vulnerabilities.”