Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about DR Congo v Ghana

All the stats and numbers you need as the Leopards prepare to take on the Black Stars in Oyem

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon third Quater-Fina clash at Stade de Oyem.

-  These sides have met seven times previously in the African Cup of Nations; Ghana claiming four victories to DR Congo’s two (D1).

-   This will be the second time that these two nations have faced off at the quarter-final stage of the African Cup of Nations; Ghana securing the 1-0 win on that occasion during the 1996 edition.

-   That particular fixture wasn’t the only time these sides have met during the knockout phase of an AFCON tournament; DR Congo claimed a 1-0 victory in the 1968 final.

-   Ghana come into this quarter-final unbeaten in their last five matches against DR Congo; keeping clean sheets in three of those games.

-   Ghana are the only team to have reached the semi-finals in each of the last five AFCON tournaments. They’ve conceded only one goal in their last four AFCON quarter-finals.

DR Congo
-   This is the third time in their last four attempts than DR Congo have progressed to the AFCON knockout stages (2006, 2015, 2017).

-   DR Congo have lost only one of their last 12 AFCON games (W3 D8), their only defeat in that sequence coming in the 2015 semis against eventual winners Ivory Coast (1-3).

-   No team scored more goals in the 2017 group stages than DR Congo (6) whilst no side scored fewer goals than Ghana in this year’s group stages among the eight teams that reached the quarter finals (2, alongside Egypt).

-   DR Congo had the lowest share of possession of any side during the 2017 group stages (42.4%).

-   Junior Kabananga (DR Congo) comes into this match having scored more goals than anyone else during the 2017 group stages (3); he got on the scoresheet in all three of his nation’s matches.

-   At least one of the Ayew brothers has been directly involved in eight of Ghana’s last 12 goals at the AFCON (four goals & two assists for André, one goal & an assist for Jordan).