CAF CHAN:We must beat DR Congo to reach quarterfinal- Doula

Niger head coach Harouna Doula faces a daunting task ahead of their last Group B tie against DR Congo at the ongoing CHAN competition.

The Mena picked two points in two games in a group that the chances of qualification will be decided by the outcome of their final group games.

A draw will see two times champions DR Congo book a ticket to the quarterfinals without waiting for the outcome of the other group game between Libya and Congo.

Speaking in his pre-match conference, Doula said his side will take their chances as a victory alone will guarantee them a spot in the last eight.


To reach the quarterfinals we have to beat DR Congo,”Niger coach Doula said. 

We believe in our chances. 

“We have to play a big game on Monday, and the players must rise to the challenge. 

“We must go and get this qualification ticket,” he added.

Niger still dream of winning the CHAN title for the first time despite not won any of their last 6 CHAN matches.

Should they stun DR Congo and book a place in the quarterfinals, it will be the second time in their history after they reached the knockout in 2011.

DR Congo tops the group on four points, two more than Niger and Libya, while Congo has a lone point before the final group matchday.

 This means that the probabilities are numerous and Each of the four teams can still claim qualification to the quarterfinals.


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