Quarter-final – DR Congo v Guinea

Edwin  - CEO February 2, 2024
Updated 2024/02/02 at 3:29 PM
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Facts & Figures



  • The TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash between DR Congo and Guinea will occur on Friday, and the game is expected to be explosive.


Below are some of the statistics and information on the game:


  • DR Congo is facing Guinea for the fourth time at the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, with the previous three encounters coming in the group stages (one win each and a draw). In the last meeting in the 2004 group stage, the Sylli National came from behind to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Titi Camara and Pascal Feindouno.


  • DR Congo will play in their first quarter-final at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations since 2017 (lost 2-1 to Ghana), while they last reached the first semi-finals in 2015 (won 4-2 vs Congo in QF, lost 3-1 to Côte d’Ivoire in SF).
  • Three of DR Congo’s last four knockout games at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations have been decided by penalties, with the Leopards winning two (against Egypt in the previous round and against Equatorial Guinea in the third-place match in 2015) and losing one (against Madagascar in the Last 16 in 2019).


  • Guinea has won two of its four matches at AFCON 2023 (D1 L1), as many victories as in its previous 13 competitive games (W2 D6 L5).


  • DR Congo has drawn their last five AFCON games, their second-longest such run after drawing their six group stage games across the 2013 and 2015 editions.


  • Guinea could win three matches at a single AFCON for the third time, last doing so when winning all three group stage matches in 2006 (also three wins in 1976).


  • DR Congo has faced just 28 shots at the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, the joint-fewest in the tournament, along with Morocco. Guinea, however, has faced the fewest shots on target (4).


  • Mohamed Bayo has netted two of Guinea’s three goals at AFCON 2023; he could become the first Guinea player to score three goals in a single edition since Pascal Feindouno scored four in 2006.


  • Meschack Elia has been directly involved in three of DR Congo’s last four goals at the Africa Cup of Nations (one goal, two assists). He’s the only Leopards player to both score (1) and assist (1) in a single edition across their last two tournaments (2019 and 2023).


  • Arthur Masuaku has played 45 passes into the opponents’ box at AFCON 2023, at least 20 more than any other DR Congo player has made in a single edition on record (since 2010).


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