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World Cup 2018: DRC targets participation after 42 years' absence

World Cup 2018: DRC targets participation after 42 years' absence

Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) plans to participate in a final game of the World Cup, 42 years after their first in 1974 in Germany.

The leopards have made the 2018 global federation a major goal, they are in the same playoff group with Libya,Tunisia and Guinea.

The DRC has made a good start by defeating the Libyans 4-0 during the first match on Sunday.The central African country will attempt to confirm this good start in Conakry when they face Guinea.

There is no pressure, it was intended. i was the first to mention that I wanted to go to the World Cup, so there is no pressure.

“There is no pressure, it was intended. i was the first to mention that I wanted to go to the World Cup, so there is no pressure. It is a goal that is defined and we want to reach it without any pressure of any kind, it is just the willingness” said Florent Ibenge DRC National coach.

Only the first top five in a group will qualified for the World Cup 2018.

DRC in group A looked in firm control as they convincingly defeated Libya 4-0.

Dieumerci Mbokani scored twice in the game, getting the first of his two goals in the sixth minute with Jonathan Bolingi adding a second on the stroke of half-time.

Mbokani grabbed his second after 56 minutes to make it 3-0 to DR Congo, with substitute Ndombe Mubele adding a fourth late on for the hosts.

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