DRC clinches victory over Egypt in penalties, soars into AFCON quarter final
DRC players excited after beating Egypt in an AFCON Round of 16 encounter
Published By: Paul Dada
By Paul Dada
The Democratic Republic of Congo ended a 34 minute deadlock that ensued after the initial 90 minutes of playing, and edged out the Pharaohs of Egypt from the ongoing African Cup of Nations with 8-7 score line .
DRC were the first to score through a strike by Elia Meschack but the Pharaohs equalised in the 46th minute goal via a penalty kick by Mostafa Mohamed. The regular time of the pulsating match ended with a 1-1 score line.
As the game dragged into extra time, none of the teams was able to show supremacy.
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The game progressed to the level of penalty shootout. And DRC emerged victorious by beating Egypt 8-7.
DRC will play their quarter final match against Guinea on Friday.