By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com Cameroon
The Red Devils of Congo goes underway in battle with Niger Mena’s in the second game of group B Thursday January 21, 2021. The game will be played later in the evening at the Japoma Stadium in Douala.
Should Niger win this encounter, Congo will join Zimbabwe who is already out of the tournament.
Congo Republic was beaten by neighbours DR Congo on matchday one of the CHAN group B opener. A first frustration it was for the Red Devils in the tournament. Despite all efforts and pressure mounted, DRC backed home all three points from a 1#0 combat
Niger Mena’s were brave enough to hold Libya to a virgin tie. A thrilling performance they put out, but as has been the case in this pool, goal scoring tactics are virtually absent. Niger is coming in with a point penned against her name, while Congo wants to have a feel of a point
Those to watch out for
Abdoul Moumouni Darankoum man of the match in the encounter between Libya and Niger will be a target this time. The Red Devils will want to slow him down in an attempt to limit his true passes, free kicks and pressure mounting attitude on opponent shot stoppers
Coach Barthelemy Ngatsono of Congo Republic has previously worked as interim coach of the senior national selection of Congo in 2016. To him a collective system of play which gives all the players a chance to contribute in all the aspects of the game is what builds his squad
Coach Harouna Doula Gabde was Manager of the Niger national football team from 2009 to 2012, and led them to their first African Nations Cup qualification in 2012, their first African Nations Championship qualification in 2011, and the winning of the UEMOA Tournament in 2010. He is an educated tactician aimed at impacting his players with the best
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