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2023 U-23 AfconQ: DR Congo edge Algeria, will face Ghana in decider

DR Congo have advanced to face Ghana in a ticket-deciding tie to the fourth edition of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be staged in Morocco next year.

The Central Africans chalked a 5-4 aggregate advantage despite tasting defeat to Algeria in the return leg of their second-round clash in Sétif on Sunday.

DR Congo had won the first leg 4-1 in Kinshasha a week ago.

The young Desert Foxes thus faced a tough task, needing at least three goals without response to go through.

The second leg at Sade 8 Mai 1945 was originally set for Saturday, October 29 but had to be resecheduled to Sunday due to a flight challenges faced by the visitors.

Algeria managed to score the three goals needed but could not deprive the Congolese a crucial away goal as the game ended 3-1.

For a slot at the Morocco 2023 Under-23 Afcon which would serve as a qualifying tournament for football at Paris 2024 Olympic Games, DR Congo will now battle the Black Meteors of Ghana who dispatched Mozambique 4-1 over two legs.

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This final round tie is scheduled to be cleared in March 2023.

DR Congo will host the first leg at Stade des Martyrs before heading to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi for the reverse fixture.

Seven (7) nations will qualify to join hosts Morocco for the 4th edition of the U-23 Afcon in June 2023.


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