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 By Nick Ames

Football is DR Congo's focus before Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal

DR Congo qualified for the quarterfinals with a 1-1 draw in their final group game vs. Tunisia.

BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Villa Celotti is an unusual team hotel. It is situated a five-minute walk from Bata's airport terminal and has the feel of a holiday camp, with small, prefabricated chalets sitting several rows deep, spreading back from a mediocre stretch of beach.

It is a somewhat seedy, discomfiting place and hardly the venue in which you would expect to find a professional sports team. For the 23 players and 15 backroom staff from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), though, the...

By ESPN Staff

Level of play at African Nations Cup can improve, Yannick Bolasie says

Guinea are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after the drawing of lots in Malabo.

BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Yannick Bolasie is reveling in Democratic Republic of the Congo's African Nations Cup run but believes the tournament has a long way to go if it is to match the quality of football he faces back home.

The Crystal Palace winger debuted for DR Congo, his parents' homeland, in 2013 and has been critical to their qualification for the quarterfinals in Equatorial Guinea -- scoring a vital equaliser in their opening game against Zambia. But the 25-year-old says that the level...

By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

Highlights: Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

DR Congo and Tunisia's 1-1 draw proved enough to send both side's through to the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

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DR Congo, Tunisia both advance in African Nations Cup after draw

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DR Congo's Loteteka Jeremy Bokila, left, celebrates with teammate Diedonnei Mbokani after scoring a crucial goal.

Tunisia and DR Congo both qualified for the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup following a 1-1 draw in their final Group B match on Monday.

Ahmed Akaichi headed Tunisia into the lead in the 31st minute from close range to put his side on the brink of qualification before Jeremy Bokila equalised in the 65th minute.

The goalless draw between Cape Verde and Zambia meant both Tunisia and DR Congo both progressed, with DR Congo edging through on number of goals scored.

With everything to play for,...

By ESPN Staff
Jan 22, 2015

Highlights: Cape Verde 0-0 DR Congo

Cape Verde missed several late chances as they played out a goalless draw against DR Congo on Thursday.

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