Cape Town - After their 3-1 loss at the hands of Cote
d’Ivoire in the semi-finals, Democratic Republic of Congo will hope to wrap their
2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations campaign by finishing third.
They face hosts Equatorial Guinea in the battle for third
place on Saturday evening.
Nevertheless, Florent Ibenge’s side will be motivated after
beating the odds and managing to finish as number two in Group B behind Tunisia
with three points, and in the quarter-finals, they did fairly well as they
defeated neighbours Congo 4-2.
Led by their influential goalkeeper, Robert Kidiaba, the TP
Mazembe man has been solid at the back for the Leopards and has expressed
disappointment after their loss against Herve Renard’s men.
“We are very disappointed as we really had faith, Côte
d’Ivoire had three chances and they scored and us we had many opportunities
that we didn’t put in,” said Kidiaba.
“I am really proud to have competed at the 30th edition of
the Afcon, it was my first semi-final.
“I have a lot of regrets because I wanted to lead my team
into the final even if it’s not over yet.”
On the other hand, the hosts are set to go all out and fight
to erase their 3-0 disappointing defeat against Avram Grant’s men in the semis
by at least finishing as number three.
The match gets underway at Estadio de Malabo at 18:00 and
the winner is set to walk away with bronze medal.