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Afcon 2019: Bad organisation blamed for DR Congo defeat

10:00 BST 23/06/2019
DR COngo v Uganda.
The Leopards will now face hosts Egypt in their second match of Group A seeking to get their campaign back on track with a win

DR Congo goalkeeper Anthony Mossi says his team's poor organization was the reason for their 2-0 defeat against Uganda on Saturday. 

The Leopards were outplayed by the East African nation and failed to impress despite starting the match as favourites.

They were disappointed to concede two goals from set-pieces, but the custodian remains positive that DR Congo will perform better in their remaining games at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

“It is true that we have a very physical team but the organization was poor today. I don't want to use big words. We have good and intelligent players; it was just a bad day. But in three days, I believe we will produce a better performance,” he told Goal.

“It's difficult to explain what happened today because we had enough time to acclimatize and we trained very well. We can say it's a flop and it happened in a bad time because if we had won today it would have brightened our chances in the competition.

“We still have two more games to go in the group, so we have to forget about today's match and concentrate on what is ahead.”

Due to play Egypt next, Mossi would hope for an immediate improvement against the hosts.

“It was not a good day and a good match for us. We have to quickly put this loss behind us because there are other games ahead,” Mossi continued.

“We have to concentrate because in three days we will be facing Egypt. We can't afford to reproduce our performance today (Saturday) because we played very badly.”

Uganda Cranes top Group A with three points, ahead of Egypt on goal difference, while DR Congo languishes in last place after this defeat.