Kabananga strike sends DR Congo to AFCON quarter finals

Junior Kabananga kept up his goal-scoring form at the African Cup of Nations to help send the Democratic Republic of Congo into the quarter-finals as they beat Togo 3-1 tonight and finished top of Group C.

The tall striker, whose participation was confirmed only at the last minute, is now the leading scorer at the tournament after he netted the opening goal in the 29th minute.

There were second-half contributions from Ndombe Mubele and Paul-Jose Mpoku while Kodjo Laba pulled one back for Togo, who finished last in the group standings with a single point.

DR Congo amassed seven points and will play the team who finish second on Wednesday in Group D in the weekend quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, AFCON holders Ivory Coast suffered a surprise early exit after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Morocco.

Source: BBC

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