RELIVE: Egypt v DR Congo (AFCON 2023)

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Jan 2024

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Sunday’s match between Egypt and DR Congo in the round of last 16 of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Mostafa Mohamed
Egypt s Mostafa Mohamed scores his side s first goal with a penalty kick during the African Cup of Nations Round of 16 soccer match between Egypt and DR Congo, at the Laurent Pokou stadium in San Pedro, Ivory Coast, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. 2024. AP


Full time Egypt 1-1 (7-8pen) DR Congo
Scorers: Mostafa Mohamed 45+1 / Elia 37


Egypt: Mohamed Abo Gabal - Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fatouh (Mohamed Hamdy 46), Mohamed Hani - Hamdi Fathy (Omar Kamal 99),  Marwan Attia (Mahmoud Hamada 83), Mohamed Elneny (Mohanad Lasheen 111) - Ahmed ‘Zizo’ Sayed (Mostafa Fathy 90), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Omar Marmoush 83), Mostafa Mohamed

DR Congo: Lionel Nzau Mpasi, Dylan Batubinsika (Henonc Inonga 65), Chancel Mbemba, Gedeon Kalulu, Arthur Masuaku, Samuel Moutoussamy, Charles Pickel, Yoane Wissa (Silas 88), Theo Bongonda, Mechak Elia (Diangana 105), Cedric Bakambu (Simon Banza 65)

RD Congo win 8-7 on penalties and advances to the quarter finals

Mpasi scores for RD Congo. Egypt 7-8 RD Congo

Abo Gabal misses. Egypt 7-7 RD Congo

Ilonga scores for RD Congo. Egypt 7-7 RD Congo

Hamada scores for Egypt. Egypt 7-6 RD Congo

Mbemba scores for RD Congo. Egypt 6-6 RD Congo

Fathy scores for Egypt. Egypt 6-5 RD Congo

Kalulu scores for RD Congo. Egypt 5-5 RD Congo

Hegazy scores for Egypt. Egypt 5-4 RD Congo

Tshibola scores for RD Congo. Egypt 4-4 RD Congo

Hany scores for Egypt. Egypt 4-3 RD Congo

Silas scores for RD Congo. Egypt 3-3 RD Congo

Kamal scores for Egypt. Egypt 3-2 RD Congo

Diangane scores for RD Congo. Egypt 2-2 RD Congo

Marmoush scores for Egypt. Egypt 2-1 RD Congo

Masuaku misses his shot. Egypt 1-1 RD Congo

Mostafa Moahmed misses his shot. Egypt 1-1 RD Congo

Moutoussamy scores for RD Congo. Egypt 1-1 RD Congo

Abdel-Moneim scores for Egypt. Egypt 1-0 RD Congo


120+4' End of time. We're heading into penalties.

120' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

118' 10-man Egypt are trying to waste the remaining minutes.

114' Marmoush attempts a solo run but he loses the ball

110' Egypt are now back on defence.

107' A chance for RD Congo. A cross by Masuaku goes begging in front of goal 

106' 2nd ET is underway

105' End of 1st ET

104' Moutoussamy has an attempt on target but it goes wide.

102' Marmoush attempts a long ranger but it goes wide.

100' Free kick to RD Congo. Masuaku blasts it wide.

99' Omar Kamal replaces Hamdi Fathy

97' Red card for Mohamed Hamdy after a second bookable offence. 

95' Long pass to Silas but Abo Gabal rushes out of his goal to save the ball.

93' A cross by Silas but it goes wide.

90' 1st ET is underway

End of 90 minutes.

90+6' A cross by Fathy but the defence heads it clear.

90+4' Fathy latches onto a long pass but his low cross is deflected into the corner.

90' Ref shows 6 minutes of injury time

90' sub for Egypt, Mostafa Fathy replaces Zizo

83' WHAT A CHANCE ! Zizo crosses the ball to Hamada in front of goal but he fails to control the ball.

78' Yellow card for Attia

74' A cross by Hany but the ball is deflected into the corner.

70' RD Congo are the better chance in this second half

67' Zizo leads a counter but he is dispossessed.

63' Powerful shot by Attia but it goes into the hands of the keeper.

60' WHAT A CHANCE FOR EGYPT ! Zizo intercepts Fathy's pass inside the box but his poor effort is saved by the keeper.

57' Yellow card for Fathy

55' Mbemba rises above the defence to meet the corner but the ball goes over the bar.

52' Bakambu misses from inside the box.

50' Trezeguet attempts the cross but the ball goes to a free kick.

47' Free kick to RDC. Mohamed makes a diving clearence.

46' Sub for Egypt, Hamdy replaces Fatouh

46' Second half is underway

45+6 Half time

45+1 Mostafa Mohamed scores from the spot.


44' Penalty to Egypt after VAR check

43' Hegazy receives treatment after being fouled in the area.

41' Free kick to Egypt. Mohamed's shot bounces off the wall.

37' Wissa crosses the ball to Elia in front of an empty net to put RDC in the lead.

37' Goal for RD Congo !

33' Free kick to Egypt. Zizo's cross goes into the hands of the keeper.

30' Cooling break. Game will be suspended for a couple of minutes.

26' Zizo attempts a header but it goes easily into the hands of the keep.

24' Hamdy makes a great tackle to deny Meschiak from inside the box.

20' Bongonda has an attempt on goal but it goes over the bar.

17' A cross from Hany but the defence heads it clear.

15' Free kick to RDC on the edge of the area. Wissa's shot bounces off the wall.

10' Elneny has an attempt on target but it's deflected into the corner.

8' WHAT A CHANCE FOR EGYPT ! Hegazy, unmarked in the box, heads the ball over the bar.

5' Fathy powers a header but it goes next to the post.

2' A quick counter by RD Congo but Meschak blasts it wide.

0' Match is underway

21:15 Vitoria opted to start with in-form winger Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan instead of Omar Marmoush, who is currently suffering from a common cold.  

 21:00 Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny returns to the squad after spending the previous two games on the bench while fullback Ahmed Fatouh, who started against Cape Verde, makes another start against DR Congo.

19:50 Reports coming from San Pedro claim Egypt players felt very confident before the game and the venue change boosted their morale.

18:00 After three draws, the Pharaons are looking for their first win in the tournament.

16:15 Egypt have met DR Congo four times before in the continental tournament; winning in three occasions including the 4-1 victory in the 2006 edition at home.

15:30 The seven-time African Champions Egypt reached the round of 16 on Monday after finishing second in Group B with three points from three successive draws, meanwhile the Leopards, who won the AFCON twice in 1968 and 1974, secured the second spot in Group F with three draws in the group stage.

15:00 Despite acknowldging that DR Congo is a strong and well-organized team with a host of good players, Vitoria stressed that his team is determined to win, adding: “Small details will play a key factor inside the game.

14:30 “We will be facing a strong opponent but since day one here we considered every match as a final match," Egypt's Portuguese coach said in the pre-match press conference on Saturday.

“We are not at 100 percent capacity because of the recent problems and injuries that we faced," said Vitorio.

"But this is football. We understand we have a big responsibility and we will do our best inside the pitch.”

14:00 On Saturday, Egypt's coach Rui Vitoria said his team are not at 100 percent capacity going into Sunday’s anticipated game against DR Congo but will fight inside the pitch to move to quarter-finals.

13:00 The Pharaohs will be without key trio Liverpool’s winger Mohamed Salah, first-choice keeper Mohamed El-Shennawy and talented midfielder Emam Ashour dut to different injuries.

12:00 Seeking their eighth AFCON title, Egypt team have no other choice but to win when they face DR Congo in the African Cup of Nations round of 16 on Monday.


Stay tuned as match is due to start at 22:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

Venue: Stade Laurent Pokou (San-Pedro)

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