DR Congo national football team

The DR Congo National Football Team (French: Équipe nationale de football de la République démocratique du Congo), recognised by FIFA as Congo DR, represents the Democratic Republic of the Congo in men's international football and it is controlled by the Congolese Association Football Federation. They are nicknamed Les Léopards, meaning The Leopards.[3] The team is a member of FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

DR Congo
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Léopards
English: The Leopards
AssociationFédération Congolaise de Football-Association (FECOFA)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC (Central Africa)
Head coachSébastien Desabre
CaptainChancel Mbemba
Most capsChancel Mbemba (83)
Top scorerDieumerci Mbokani (22)
Home stadiumStade des Martyrs
FIFA codeCOD
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 63 Increase 4 (15 February 2024)[1]
Highest28 (July–August 2017)
Lowest133 (October 2011)
First international
Belgian Congo 3–2 Northern Rhodesia 
(Belgian Congo; Date Unknown 1948)
Biggest win
 Congo-Kinshasa 10–1 Zambia 
(Kinshasa, Congo DR; 22 November 1969)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 9–0 Zaire 
(Gelsenkirchen, West Germany; 18 June 1974)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1974)
Best resultGroup stage (1974)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances20 (first in 1965)
Best resultChampions (1968, 1974)
African Nations Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2009)
Best resultChampions, (2009, 2016)

Congo DR have been ranked as high as 28th in the FIFA Rankings, as Zaire they were the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup and twice won the Africa Cup of Nations. They are also one of the most successful teams in the African Nations Championship with 2 titles, along with Morocco. They are currently ranked 67th in the FIFA Rankings.[4]

History edit

Early history edit

The Congolese Association Football Federation was founded in 1919 when the country was not independent. The team played their first game in 1948 as Belgian Congo against Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. The team recorded a 3–2 victory at home. DR Congo has been FIFA affiliated since 1962 and has been a member of CAF since 1963. The team's first official match was on 11 April 1963, against Mauritania in the L'Amitié Tournament played in Dakar, Senegal. DR Congo won the match 6–0.[5] The national team appeared in the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 1965.

Glory period edit

The Democratic Republic of the Congo had its first international success at the 1968 African Cup of Nations held in Ethiopia, beating Ghana 1–0 in the final. The team's biggest ever win came on 22 November 1969 when they recorded a 10–1 home victory against Zambia. Although a handful of Congolese players were playing in Europe (particularly Belgium) during these years, foreign-based players were seldom recalled for international duty; a rare exception was Julien Kialunda who represented Zaire (as the country was by then known) at the 1972 African Cup of Nations while playing for Anderlecht.

The second continental title came at the 1974 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Leopards recorded a 2–1 victory against Guinea, another 2–1 victory against rivals Congo and a 4–1 victory against Mauritius. These results carried Zaire through to the semi-finals where they beat hosts Egypt 3–2. In the final, Zaire drew with Zambia 2–2. Therefore, the match was replayed two days later, where Zaire won the game 2–0. Zaire player Ndaye Mulamba was top scorer with nine goals, which remains a record for the tournament. After this, the team returned to Zaire on the Presidential plane, lent to them by Mobutu Sese Seko.

Zaire were the first Sub-Saharan African team to participate in a World Cup, qualifying for the 1974 tournament in place of the 1970 participant Morocco, whom they defeated in the decisive qualifier 3–0 in Kinshasa.[6] Such was the desire to foster an identity of Zaire as a global player that Mobutu paid for advertising hoardings at the World Cup to display messages such as ‘Zaire-Peace’ and ‘Go to Zaire’.[7] At the tournament itself, Zaire did not manage to score any goals and lost all of its games, but gave credible performances against Scotland and Brazil. However, their 9–0 loss against Yugoslavia remains one of the worst World Cup defeats. A bizarre moment came in the match versus Brazil; facing a free-kick 25 yards out, defender Mwepu Ilunga, upon hearing the referee blow his whistle, ran out of the Zaire wall and kicked the ball upfield, for which he received a yellow card. This was voted the 17th greatest World Cup moment in a Channel 4 poll.[8] Ilunga has stated that he was quite aware of the rules and was hoping to convince the referee to send him off. The intended red card would have been a protest against his country's authorities, who were alleged to be depriving the players of their earnings.[9] Many contemporary commentators instead held it to be an example of African football's "naïvety and indiscipline".[10]

Crisis period edit

 
Zaire versus Brazil in the 1974 World Cup
 
Zaire versus Scotland in 1974 World Cup

After winning the 1974 African Cup of Nations and participating in the 1974 World Cup, the team was eliminated in the first round of the 1976 African Cup of Nations after recording a draw and two losses in the group stage. Morocco went on to win the tournament. From 1978 to 1986, the country did not qualify for the African Cup of Nations, while not participating in qualification for the 1978 World Cup and 1986 World Cup. In the 1988 African Cup of Nations, Zaire finished last in their group despite having two draws.

Return to success edit

From 1992 to 1996, Zaire, reached three consecutive African Cup of Nations quarter-finals. In 1992 and 1994, they were beaten by Nigeria, and in 1996 they were beaten by Ghana. In 1997, the country returned to its former name of Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the national team was re-branded as the Simbas, a nickname that stuck for the next nine years.[11] DR Congo played their first game on 8 June 1997 in Pointe-Noire which ended in a 1–0 loss to the Republic of the Congo. At the 1998 African Cup of Nations, DR Congo, led by Louis Watunda, surprisingly took third place, beating Cameroon in the quarter-finals and hosts Burkina Faso 4–1 on penalties in their last match after scoring three late goals to tie the encounter 4–4.

At the 2000 African Cup of Nations, the team finished third in their group, and in 2002 were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Senegal. Then, in 2004, DR Congo were eliminated after three straight defeats in the group stages. In 2006, led by Claude Le Roy, having finished second in the group behind Cameroon, the Congolese were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Egypt 4–1.

Struggles edit

DR Congo were drawn in group 10 for qualifications for the 2008 African Cup of Nations, along with Libya, Namibia and Ethiopia. Before the last match day, the Congolese led the group, but they drew 1–1 with Libya in their final match while Namibia beat Ethiopia 3–2. This sent Namibia through to the Finals, while the Leopards were eliminated. DR Congo also failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. In 2009, DR Congo won the 2009 African Championship of Nations, a competition reserved to players in domestic leagues, a tournament they would again win in 2016. DR Congo reached the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa but were knocked out in the group stages after drawing all three matches.

The Ibengé era: rise and near World Cup miss edit

In the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, DR Congo again drew all three group matches but this time finished second in the group behind Tunisia, and therefore advanced to the quarter-finals to play their rivals Republic of Congo, a match in which the Leopards came from two goals down to win 4–2. However, they were knocked out by the Ivory Coast 3–1 in the semi-finals. They ended up finishing third, beating Equatorial Guinea on penalties, after the third place match finished 0–0 in regulation time.

DR Congo under Ibengé improved radically and had an outstanding performance for many decades in a World Cup qualification. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, DR Congo was grouped with Libya, Tunisia and Guinea. DR Congo managed an outstanding performance, beating Libya and Guinea home and away, but missed the chance after losing 1–2 to eventual World Cup qualifier Tunisia in Tunis and drew 2–2 at home to the same opponent.

Results and fixtures edit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2023 edit

24 March 2023 AFCON qualification DR Congo   3–1   Mauritania Lubumbashi, DR Congo
13:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Stade TP Mazembe
Referee: Abongile Tom (South Africa)
28 March 2023 AFCON qualification Mauritania   0–3
(awarded)
  DR Congo Nouakchott, Mauritania
22:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Stade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
14 June Friendly DR Congo   1–0   Uganda Douala, Cameroon
16:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Stade de Japoma
Referee: Florent Dimonya (Cameroon)
18 June 2023 AFCON qualification Gabon   0–2   DR Congo Franceville, Gabon
19:00 UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Stade de Franceville
Referee: Amin Omar (Egypt)
9 September 2023 AFCON qualification DR Congo   2–0   Sudan Kinshasa, DR Congo
17:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Stade des Martyrs
Referee: Samir Guezzaz (Morocco)
12 September Friendly South Africa   1–0   DR Congo Johannesburg, South Africa
Report Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Attendance: 9,140
Referee: Thulani Sibandze (Eswatini)
13 October Friendly New Zealand   1–1   DR Congo Murcia, Spain
Wood   90+1' (pen.) Report Bakambu   46' Stadium: Estadio Nueva Condomina
17 October Friendly Angola   0–0   DR Congo Lisbon, Portugal
Report
15 November 2026 World Cup qualification DR Congo   2–0   Mauritania Kinshasa, DR Congo
17:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Stade des Martyrs
Referee: Elmabrouk Muhammad (Libya)
19 November 2026 World Cup qualification Sudan   1–0   DR Congo Benina, Libya
18:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Martyrs of February Stadium
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

2024 edit

6 January Friendly DR Congo   0–0   Angola Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15:00 UTC+3 Report Stadium: Shabab Al Ahli Stadium
Referee: Sultan Al–Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
10 January Friendly DR Congo   1–2   Burkina Faso Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17:00 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Baniyas Stadium
Attendance: 0
17 January 2023 AFCON GS DR Congo   1–1   Zambia San-Pédro, Ivory Coast
20:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Laurent Pokou Stadium
Attendance: 15,478
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
21 January 2023 AFCON GS Morocco   1–1   DR Congo San-Pédro, Ivory Coast
14:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Laurent Pokou Stadium
Attendance: 13,342
Referee: Peter Waweru (Kenya)
24 January 2023 AFCON GS Tanzania   0–0   DR Congo Korhogo, Ivory Coast
20:00 UTC±0 Report Stadium: Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium
Attendance: 12,847
Referee: Amin Omar (Egypt)
28 January 2023 AFCON R16 Egypt   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–8 p)
  DR Congo San Pédro, Ivory Coast
20:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Laurent Pokou Stadium
Attendance: 12,342[12]
Referee: Abongile Tom (South Africa)
Penalties
2 February 2023 AFCON QF DR Congo   3–1   Guinea Abidjan, Ivory Coast
20:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Alassane Ouattara Stadium
Attendance: 33,278[13]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
7 February 2023 AFCON SF Ivory Coast   1–0   DR Congo Abidjan, Ivory Coast
20:00 UTC±0
Report Stadium: Alassane Ouattara Stadium
Attendance: 51,020
Referee: Ibrahim Mutaz (Libya)
10 February 2023 AFCON 3rd South Africa   0–0
(6–5 p)
  DR Congo Abidjan, Ivory Coast
20:00 UTC±0 Report Stadium: Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium
Attendance: 21,975
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Penalties
3 June 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier Senegal   v   DR Congo TBD, Senegal
10 June 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier DR Congo   v   Togo TBD, DR Congo

2025 edit

March 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier DR Congo   v   South Sudan TBD, DR Congo
March 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier Mauritania   v   DR Congo TBD, Mauritania
September 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier South Sudan   v   DR Congo TBD, South Sudan
September 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier DR Congo   v   Senegal TBD, DR Congo
October 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier Togo   v   DR Congo TBD, Togo
October 2026 FIFA WC Qualifier DR Congo   v   Sudan TBD, DR Congo

Coaches edit

Players edit

Current squad edit

The following players have been selected for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.[14]

Caps and goals as of 10 February 2024, after match against South Africa. [15]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Lionel Mpasi (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 29) 15 0   Rodez
16 1GK Dimitry Bertaud (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 25) 2 0   Montpellier
21 1GK Baggio Siadi (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 26) 4 0   Mazembe

2 2DF Henoc Inonga Baka (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 30) 14 0   Simba
4 2DF Brian Bayeye (2000-06-30) 30 June 2000 (age 23) 3 0   Ascoli
5 2DF Dylan Batubinsika (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 28) 8 0   Saint-Étienne
12 2DF Joris Kayembe (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 29) 5 0   Genk
15 2DF Rocky Bushiri (1999-11-30) 30 November 1999 (age 24) 2 0   Hibernian
22 2DF Chancel Mbemba (captain) (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 29) 83 6   Marseille
24 2DF Gédéon Kalulu (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 26) 14 0   Lorient
26 2DF Arthur Masuaku (1993-11-07) 7 November 1993 (age 30) 25 3   Beşiktaş

6 3MF Aaron Tshibola (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 29) 13 1   Hatta
7 3MF Grady Diangana (1998-04-19) 19 April 1998 (age 25) 5 0   West Bromwich Albion
8 3MF Samuel Moutoussamy (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 27) 32 0   Nantes
10 3MF Théo Bongonda (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 28) 18 3   Spartak Moscow
14 3MF Gaël Kakuta (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 32) 24 3   Amiens
18 3MF Charles Pickel (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 26) 12 0   Cremonese
25 3MF Omenuke Mfulu (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 29) 7 0   Las Palmas

11 4FW Silas Katompa Mvumpa (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 25) 14 1   VfB Stuttgart
13 4FW Meschak Elia (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 26) 41 8   Young Boys
17 4FW Cédric Bakambu (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 (age 32) 54 16   Real Betis
19 4FW Fiston Mayele (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 29) 13 2   Pyramids
20 4FW Yoane Wissa (1996-09-03) 3 September 1996 (age 27) 24 5   Brentford
23 4FW Simon Banza (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 27) 8 0   Braga

Recent call-ups edit

The following players have also been called up for DR Congo in the last twelve months and are still eligible to represent.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Esdras Kabamba (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 24) 0 0   Bravos do Maquis 2023 AFCON PRE
GK Joël Kiassumbua (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 31) 25 0   Bellinzona v.   Mauritania, 28 March 2023
GK Hervé Lomboto (1989-09-27) 27 September 1989 (age 34) 6 0   Motema Pembe v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE

DF Ngonda Muzinga (1994-12-31) 31 December 1994 (age 29) 24 0   Riga 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Merveille Bokadi (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 27) 22 1   Standard Liège 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Dieumerci Amale (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 25) 18 0   Difaâ El Jadidi 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Jordan Ikoko (1994-02-03) 3 February 1994 (age 30) 9 0   Pafos 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Vital N'Simba (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 30) 2 0   Bordeaux 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Arsène Zola (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 28) 1 0   Wydad Casablanca 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Axel Tuanzebe (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 26) 0 0   Ipswich Town 2023 AFCON PRE
DF Ikoyo Iyembe (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 30) 6 0   Lupopo v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE
DF Salem M'Bakata (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 25) 0 0   Gaziantep v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE

MF Neeskens Kebano (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 31) 35 6   Al Jazira 2023 AFCON PRE
MF Chadrac Akolo (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 28) 23 2   St. Gallen 2023 AFCON PRE
MF Edo Kayembe (1998-08-03) 3 August 1998 (age 25) 18 1   Watford 2023 AFCON PRE INJ
MF Makabi Lilepo (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 26) 7 0   Valenciennes 2023 AFCON PRE
MF William Balikwisha (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 24) 4 0   Standard Liège 2023 AFCON PRE
MF Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu (1994-03-22) 22 March 1994 (age 29) 3 0   Luton Town 2023 AFCON PRE
MF Arnaud Lusamba (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 27) 2 0   Pendikspor 2023 AFCON PRE
MF Jonathan Okita (1996-10-05) 5 October 1996 (age 27) 2 0   Zürich 2023 AFCON PRE
MF Mukoko Tonombe (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 28) 8 0   Mazembe v.   Gabon, 18 June 2023
MF Miché Mika (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 27) 18 0   Mazembe v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE
MF Samuel Bastien (1996-11-26) 26 November 1996 (age 27) 8 0   Burnley v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE
MF Christian Kinsombi (1999-08-24) 24 August 1999 (age 24) 0 0   Hansa Rostock v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE
MF Tristan Muyumba (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 26) 0 0   Atlanta United v.   Mauritania, 24 March 2023 PRE

FW Jonathan Bolingi (1994-06-30) 30 June 1994 (age 29) 34 9   Vojvodina 2023 AFCON PRE
FW Ben Malango (1993-11-10) 10 November 1993 (age 30) 21 6   Qatar SC 2023 AFCON PRE
FW Jackson Muleka (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 24) 14 1   Beşiktaş 2023 AFCON PRE
FW Aldo Kalulu (1996-01-21) 21 January 1996 (age 28) 5 0   Partizan 2023 AFCON PRE
FW Gaëtan Laura (1995-08-06) 6 August 1995 (age 28) 0 0   Samsunspor 2023 AFCON PRE

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player has retired from international football.
SUS Suspended from the national team.

Records edit

As of 10 February 2024[16]
Players in bold are still active with DR Congo.

Most appearances edit

Rank Name Caps Goals Career
1 Chancel Mbemba 83 6 2012–present
2 Issama Mpeko 81 2 2011–present
3 Robert Kidiaba 64 0 2002–2015
4 Cédric Bakambu 54 16 2015–present
5 Zola Matumona 53 9 2002–2014
Trésor Mputu 53 14 2004–2022
7 Joël Kimwaki 52 3 2009–2016
8 Yannick Bolasie 50 9 2013–2022
Marcel Mbayo 50 4 1996–2011
10 Dieumerci Mbokani 49 22 2005–2022

Top goalscorers edit

 
Dieumerci Mbokani is DR Congo's top scorer with 22 goals.
Rank Name Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Dieumerci Mbokani 22 49 0.45 2005–2022
2 Cédric Bakambu 16 54 0.3 2015–present
3 Shabani Nonda 14 22 0.64 2000–2008
Trésor Mputu 14 53 0.26 2004–2022
5 Jean-Jacques Yemweni 12 16 0.75 2000–2007
6 Ndaye Mulamba 10 20 0.5 1973–1976
Ngoy Kabongo 10 21 0.48 1981–1991
8 Kakoko Etepé 9 31 0.29 1970–1976
Dioko Kaluyituka 9 31 0.29 2004–2013
Jonathan Bolingi 9 34 0.26 2014–present
Ndombe Mubele 9 45 0.2 2013–2018
Yannick Bolasie 9 50 0.18 2013–2022
Zola Matumona 9 53 0.17 2002–2014

Competitive record edit

FIFA World Cup edit

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Did not enter Declined participation
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 0 14 11 8 1 2 20 4
  1978 Withdrew Withdrew
  1982 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 6 9
  1986 Banned Banned
  1990 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 7 7
  1994 3 0 1 2 1 3
  1998 8 2 2 4 11 10
    2002 10 4 2 4 17 18
  2006 10 4 4 2 14 10
  2010 6 3 0 3 14 6
  2014 8 3 3 2 11 5
  2018 8 6 1 1 20 9
  2022 8 3 3 2 11 8
      2026 To be determined 1 1 0 0 2 0
      2030 To be determined
  2034
Total Group stage 1/25 3 0 0 3 0 14 83 38 20 25 134 89

Africa Cup of Nations edit

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA
  1957 Part of Belgium
  1959
  1962 Not affiliated to CAF
  1963
Played as   Congo-Léopoldville
  1965 Group stage 5th 2 0 0 2 2 8
Played as   Congo-Kinshasa
  1968 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 10 2
  1970 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Played as   Zaire
  1972 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 9 11
  1974 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 14 8
  1976 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 3 6
  1978 Did not enter
  1980 Did not qualify
  1982
  1984 Withdrew
  1986 Did not qualify
  1988 Group stage 7th 3 0 2 1 2 3
  1990 Did not qualify
  1992 Quarter-finals 6th 3 0 2 1 2 3
  1994 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 1 1 2 3
  1996 Quarter-finals 8th 3 1 0 2 2 3
Played as   /   /   DR Congo
  1998 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 10 9
    2000 Group stage 12th 3 0 2 1 0 1
  2002 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 1 2 3 4
  2004 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 1 6
  2006 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 3 6
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010
    2012
  2013 Group stage 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3
  2015 Third place 3rd 6 1 4 1 7 7
  2017 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 7 5
  2019 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 6 6
  2021 Did not qualify
  2023 Fourth place 4th 7 1 5 1 6 5
  2025 To be determined
      2027
Total 2 Titles 20/35 80 21 29 30 94 104

African Nations Championship record edit

African Nations Championship record African Nations Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  2009 Final Winners 5 3 1 1 7 5 4 3 0 1 7 2
  2011 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 3 5 2 1 1 0 3 2
  2014 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 2
  2016 Final Winners 6 4 1 1 14 7 DR Congo qualified by walkover.
  2018 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 1 1
  2020 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 5 4 2 2 0 0 6 1
  2022 Group stage 3 0 2 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 7 1
Total 2 titles 5/6 23 12 4 7 32 24 12 7 4 1 19 8

African Games edit

African Games
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
  1965 5th 5 3 1 1 20 8
1973-1987 Did not enter
Total 1/4 5 3 1 1 20 8

Head-to-head record edit

Including the record of   Zaire. Updated as for 13 October 2022.

Opponent P W D L GF GA W% L%
  Algeria 7 0 4 3 4 10 0 42.86
  Angola 15 8 3 4 22 13 53.33 26.67
  Bahrain 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 100
  Benin 4 3 1 0 10 4 75 0
  Botswana 5 2 3 0 4 0 40 0
  Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 100
  Burkina Faso[note 1] 12 5 2 5 22 19 41.67 41.67
  Burundi 4 4 0 0 9 3 100 0
  Cameroon 36 11 7 18 32 46 30.56 50
  Cape Verde 3 1 2 0 3 2 33.33 0
  Central African Republic 7 5 1 1 18 5 71.43 14.29
  Chad 1 1 0 0 4 0 100 0
  Congo 38 18 12 8 66 38 47.37 21.05
  Djibouti 4 3 1 0 21 3 75 0
  Egypt 13 1 4 8 14 26 8.33 66.67
  Equatorial Guinea 3 1 1 1 5 2 33.33 33.33
  Eswatini 7 3 1 3 11 6 62.5 12.5
  Ethiopia 6 5 0 1 11 4 83.33 16.67
  Gabon 18 5 8 5 14 16 27.78 29.41
  Gambia 3 1 1 1 3 5 33.33 33.33
  Ghana 24 5 6 13 23 40 20.83 54.17
  Guinea 13 5 2 4 12 9 38.46 30.77
  Iraq 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 100
  Ivory Coast 18 5 5 8 27 33 27.78 44.44
  Kenya 12 6 2 4 16 13 50 33.33
  Lesotho 7 3 4 0 17 4 42.86 0
  Liberia 9 4 2 3 15 10 44.44 33.33
  Libya 12 5 5 2 19 11 41.67 16.67
  Madagascar 14 7 3 4 27 15 50 28.57
  Malawi 7 4 2 1 9 6 57.14 14.29
  Mali 11 2 4 5 14 18 18.18 45.45
  Mauritania 4 4 0 0 13 1 100 0
  Mauritius 5 5 0 0 16 3 100 0
  Mexico 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 100
  Morocco 16 3 8 5 13 19 18.75 31.25
  Mozambique 7 5 2 0 15 7 71.43 0
  Namibia 3 1 1 1 4 7 33.33 33.33
  New Zealand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
  Niger 3 1 1 1 3 3 33.33 33.33
  Nigeria 10 4 1 5 16 16 40 50
  North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Oman 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
  Qatar 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
  Romania 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
  Rwanda 5 2 0 3 10 7 40 60
  Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 100
  Scotland 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 100
  Senegal 11 3 3 5 12 14 27.27 45.45
  Seychelles 2 2 0 0 7 0 100 0
  Sierra Leone 3 3 0 0 8 1 100 0
  South Africa 7 1 1 5 5 9 14.29 71.43
  Sudan 10 6 2 2 18 10 60 20
  Tanzania 14 5 6 3 14 11 41.67 25
  Togo 16 12 3 1 40 11 75 6.25
  Tunisia 20 5 4 11 17 27 25 55
  Uganda 14 8 1 5 28 10 57.14 35.71
  Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 100
  Zambia 26 8 11 7 42 34 32 28
  Zimbabwe 8 3 2 3 17 10 37.5 37.5
  1. ^ Includes the results of   Upper Volta.

References edit

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