In the journey towards the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024, the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) women's national football team, known as the Léopards, battled it out on the field against Equatorial Guinea's team, Nzalang National, ending in a 1-1 draw. The match was held on Friday, December 1, 2023, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, marking the first leg of the final round of qualifiers for the tournament.
Chasing the Fourth Qualification
The Léopards' eyes are set on their fourth qualification to the final phase of the Women's CAN. A victory in the return leg, scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, at the Martyrs' Stadium in Kinshasa, could mean just that. Their best performance to date was a third-place finish in the 1998 tournament held in Nigeria, a feat they are eager to surpass in the upcoming event.
A Continental Championship
The Women's Africa Cup of Nations is a continental championship that brings together the continent's finest teams. The 2024 edition is set to take place in Morocco, promising an arena where skills are tested and legends are born. The Léopards, with a draw in the first leg, have shown their determination and capacity to compete at this high level.
The Journey Ahead
As the countdown to the return leg begins, the Léopards find themselves on the cusp of another potential milestone. The road to Morocco is paved with challenges, but the DRC team has shown resilience and tenacity. The upcoming match in Kinshasa will be a test of their preparation, and a chance to secure their spot in the 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations.