Our football match prediction:
Togo did well to hold reigning champions Ivory Coast to a goalless draw in the opening match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign, but the team suffered a 3-1 loss to Morocco in their second group game. Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor has been struggling to find his goal-scoring touch at the tournament in Gabon, but Togo have slim chances of qualifying for the knockout stages. Claude Le Roy’s men need to pick up all three points from Tuesday’s football match against Congo DR if they are to make it to the quarter-finals of the tournament. The Leopards recorded a hard-fought win over Morocco in their opener, while sharing the spoils with Ivory Coast in their second group game. Congo DR are one point away from the next phase and we predict that they will adopt a defence-minded approach against Togo. Taking everything into account, the two teams are likely to share the spoils at Stade de Port-Gentil.
Highligted Player (Emmanuel Adebayor):
Emmanuel Adebayor is a famous African footballer who played for several European giants in the past. Adebayor scored 46 goals in 104 league appearances for Arsenal from 2006 to 2009 and he was part of Manchester City between 2009 and 2012. In 2011 he joined Real Madrid on loan and he played for Tottenham Hotspur on loan as well in the 2011/2012 Premier League season. The Togolese attacker who is well known for his speed, signed a permanent deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 21 August, 2012 and you should have in mind that the deal was worth £5 million. Emmanuel Adebayor moved to Crystal Palace on January, 2016 and his contract with the capital club expired on 30 June. The 191-cm-tall forward was named African player of the Year in 2008, but in 2010 he retired from the national team duty as Togo team’s bus was attacked by gunmen on the way to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. Adebayor scored 31 goals in 66 appearances for the Togolese national team.
Highlighted Team (DR Congo):
Democratic Republic of Congo made no more than one appearances at the World Cup finals. DR Congo qualified for the major tournament in 1974 and they were playing under the name of Zaire back then. Zaire failed to impress at the showpiece tournament in West Germany as they were beaten by the likes of Scotland, Brazil and Yugoslavia in the group stages. The Leopards suffered a heavy 9-0 loss to Yugoslavia in Gelsenkirchen and that is considered the team’s biggest defeat. DR Congo (Zaire) won two Africa Cup of Nations titles, with the team lifting the prestigious trophies in 1968 and 1974. It has to be noted that the team won the bronze medal at both the 1998 and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. DR Congo play their home games in sky-blue shirts with red sleeves, while the colour of their away kit is white. Dieumerci Mbokani is the team’s most notable player.