Failing the trophy that the Leopards of the national team of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had dreamed of lifting, the Congolese can be consoled to see that the place of the best scorer of this African Cup of Nations ), belongs to Junior Kabananga.
This 21 year old is the only Congolese that is listed in the typical team of this competition. On his own, he has achieved three achievements (goals) throughout this competition, won by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon before the Pharaohs of Egypt by 2 goals to 1.
This proves that the Congolese were far from coming as tourists. Everything was capitalized by these young boys of the DRC, who had wet the jerseys to give the best of themselves to raise the colors of the national team very high. And today we can say with certainty that this sacrifice endured during the continental football festival paid off and the Congolese came out largely winners. As proof, four Congolese players have seduced several European clubs.
Mumbele Ndombe went to the Renais stadiums in France, Bolingi and Bope in Belgium while Bokila in Turkey. A positivity, which must characterize the Congolese state and the football leaders to do even better in the next rendezvous.
Besides the Congolese, Junior Kabananga, Cameroonian midfielder, Christian Bassogog, new African champions with the Indomitable Lions, was named best player of the tournament.
The Fair Play Prize was awarded to Egypt.
Here are the typical eleven of the CAF:
Goalkeeper: Fabrice ONDOA (Cameroon)
Defenders: Modou Kara Mbodji (Senegal), Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt),
Michael Ngadeu (Cameroon)
Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Burkina Faso), Daniel Amartey
(Ghana), Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso), Christian Atsu (Ghana),
Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Attackers: Christian Bassogog (Cameroon), Junior Kabananga (DRC)
Substitutes: Essam El Hadary (Egypt), Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal),
Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso), Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso),
Benjamin Moukandjo (Cameroon), Zezinho (Guinea Bissau), M’Bark