AFCON Fantasy is here and the FPL Manual shares his thoughts on DR Congo’s national football team, their best players to consider, and the predicted XI for the Africa Cup of Nations 2024.
- Name – Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Nickname – Les Léopards (The Leopards)
- Current World ranking – 67th (13th in Africa)
DR Congo have won the AFCON title twice in 1968 and 1974, coming in third place on two occasions in 1998 and 2015
DR Congo’s Road to AFCON
On the 9th of September 2023, DR Congo continued to write history as they secured their ticket to Cote D’Ivoire. This time will make it their 19th AFCON appearance, the Leopards finished top of Group I with 12 points scoring 11 goals, conceding only four goals.
DR Congo’s Top AFCON Qualifier Performers
- F Mayele – 2 goals
- J Bolingi, G Kakuta, C Bakambu, A Masuaku, C Bakambu, A Tshibola, T Bongonda – 1 goal each
DR Congo’s Team News
Official list of DR Congo players travelling to Cote D’Ivoire :
🚨 Sébastien Desabre convoque 2️⃣4️⃣ joueurs pour la CAN 2023 !
Dylan Batubinsika et Arthur Masuaku sont de retour ✅
Jackson Muleka, Neeskens Kebano, Mukoko Amale et William Balikwisha sont les grands absents !
— LEOPARDSFOOT (@leopardsfoot) December 27, 2023
DR Congo Injury Updates
“Despite his two yellow cards suffered during the last qualifying matches” “Dylan Batubinsika is eligible to play the first match.”
Key defender Dylan Batubinsika is currently marked as suspended in the RealFevr fantasy game.
DR Congo Probable Lineup AFCON 2024
The manager – Sébastien Desabre uses either a 3-4-3 and recently adopted a 4-2-3-1 shape, however, it’s the 4-4-2 formation that helped DR Congo to secure qualification. The Leopards could line up this way ahead of the tournament.
Best DR Congo AFCON Fantasy Player Picks
Mbemba 5m, Bakambu 7.5m
Fairly nailed: (play 70+mins or 2/3 group games)
Y Wissa 7.5m, Meschack Elia 5m
F Maleye 4.5m, G Diagana 5.5m
DR Congo do not get a lot of penalties but Theo Bongonda (6m) was the most recent pen taker.
After missing out on the last AFCON contest, the Leopards are back and back stronger than ever. Starting matchday 1 against Group F rivals Zambia, perhaps I might only recommend Theo Bongonda for now as he appears to be on penalty duty. The others are a wait-and-see.
You can find additional AFCON 2024 Fantasy resources here.
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