Wissa: DR Congo focused on flying flag high at TotalEnergies CAF AFCON

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DR Congo forward Yoane Wissa said his side are determined to carry their nation’s flag high after booking a place in the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Wissa scored a crucial penalty as DR Congo beat Guinea 3-1 in Friday’s quarter-final, setting up a last four clash with either hosts Cote d’Ivoire or Mali.

The Lorient striker, who was named man of the match, said it was an honour to step up for his country when needed.

“I like taking on these responsibilities, like all my teammates – we are men and we want to carry our country’s flag to the highest level,” Wissa told reporters.

“I’m ready to play anywhere – attack, midfield, defence. When my country calls on me, I have to be there. I’m so proud to be Congolese.”

DR Congo are chasing a third AFCON title and their first since 1974.

Wissa said his side have no preference over who they face next as they close in on the final.

“Whether it’s Mali or Cote d’Ivoire, we have no preference. They are two great footballing nations and we have to be ready for them,” he said.

After reaching the last four with a vintage performance against Guinea, the Leopards appear to be peaking at the right time in their quest for continental glory.


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