Ivory Coast will face Congo DR at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium on Wednesday, in what fans expect to be a closely contested semifinal of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
This match holds great significance for the Elephants as it will be their first game in Ebimpe since their disappointing 4-0 defeat against Equatorial Guinea in the group stage. The team will be eager to redeem themselves, while Congo DR is determined to reach the competition’s final for the first time since 1974.
The host nation has truly embodied the thrilling and eventful Cup of Nations like no other side. Despite facing massive obstacles including injuries and a discouraging group stage, they have persevered. The Elephants were on the verge of being eliminated after a crushing defeat in their last group stage match against Equatorial Guinea. However, under the guidance of Emerse Fae who took over as the leader after Jean-Louis Gasset, their fate in the knockout stage has been revitalized once again.
As for DR Congo, The Leopards’ advancement to the semi finals of the competition following goals from Chancel Mbemba, Yoane Wissa, and Arthur Masuaku against Syli National, marks their first appearance in this stage since 2015.
The Leopards are optimistic about their chances of success in their 2nd encounter with the competition hosts. Having already played at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium against Guinea, they have gained valuable experience that will serve them well in the upcoming semi final.
Nevertheless, they were not prepared for the passionate and unfriendly crowd during that match, indicating that Desabre’s team will face new challenges against the Elephants at home.
DR Congo’s momentum is massive, however African fans are wild and will definitely attempt their best to distract them. Overall we believe Ivory Coast has what it takes to push themselves into the AFCON finals.
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Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Match Information
- Date: 02/07/2024
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé.
- Live Stream: beIN Sports
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