The DR Congo Leopards have found a sparring partner for a friendly match, counting for the next FIFA international break.
The DRC team will face Uganda in a friendly match on June 14 in Douala, Cameroon, we learn from our colleagues from Sports News Africa. Note that this trip to Cameroon will be followed by another in Franceville, Gabon, on June 18. Sébastien Desabre and his men will face the Panthers of Gabon, just reinforced by the return to selection of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangin a crucial game counting for the fifth day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. Two games from the end, the DRC occupies the last place in Group I, three lengths behind its adversary, leader, and two units from Sudan, second. The coach’s list for the next two meetings is expected on May 29.
— Sebastien Desabre (@Seb_Desabre) May 15, 2023
The Ugandan blur
On the Ugandan side, this meeting will serve as preparation before the opposition of June 18 against Algeria on the occasion of the fifth day of qualifications for the CAN. Third in group F on equal points with Tanzania, second, the Cranes will have to bravely play their chances against the Fennecs to afford the right to believe in qualifying for the final phase in Côte d’Ivoire.
Unlike the Congolese, the band led by Milutin Sredojević will play its next qualifying match on Cameroonian soil, due to the non-compliance of Ugandan stadiums with CAF standards. Only one question remains, however, whether the friendly against the DRC will be added to the one recently scheduled against Cameroon or if he will replace the latter, the exact date of which had not been communicated.