PREVIEW: Cape Verde vs. DR Congo
Cape Verde play DR Congo at the Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyín stadium after both teams took a point from their opening matches.
Despite making only their second appearance at the continental showpiece, the coach of Cape Verde, Rui Aguas wants to see a more clinical performance from his players.
Having seen his side waste so many good chances against Tunisia, he has urged his team to make most of their chances count against DR Congo.
“We are paying all the attention on this match against DR Congo,”
“We know it will be difficult, they are a very good side. We want to progress in this competition like any other team,” he said, as quoted by Supersport.
DR Congo are also in a good position to move closer to knockout qualification.
Florent Ibenge, the Leopards’ coach, insists his players are desperate to progress in the competition.
“The players want to win. They said they want to go further,” he told Radio Okapi.
“Victory will bring joy, as it does all the time in the country,” he said.
Aguas may be forced to make some changes to his line-up, with several players believed to be nursing knocks and Charleroi midfielder, Neeskens Kebano could be in line to start for DR Congo after missing out against Zambia.
A win for either team will move them closer to the quarter-finals’ spot.