However, they will return to Zimbabwe in last position in their group, embarrassed by their 4-0 defeat against DR Congo on Sunday night.
When DRC lost to Egypt and Uganda, not many gave them a chance to survive in the tournament. This four goal difference will help them in their attempt to squeeze into one of the best third-place positions.
We can read how African football followers reacted to Zimbabwe's lesson and praised DR Congo.
Elsewhere, Egypt impressively beat Uganda 2-0. Ahmed Elmohamady wrapped up proceedings with the second goal deep in injury time in the first half.
All the talk was about the 36th-minute goal by Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. You can follow all the reaction to the "Egyptian King's" goal here.
Mo Salah is too good here amust say!!!— ThelostbrazilianMoshe (@DaLostBrazilian) June 30, 2019
Salah when he goes on international duty pic.twitter.com/vEAyygNjIH— Starboy⭐ (@ftblTobi) June 30, 2019
Salah is important in any team, Salah develops from the past deserves support and pride, I do not know why some hate it .. Its potential high quality and important, can solve the game in one touch .. I hope to continue in Liverpool and become a legend of this club..#_salah pic.twitter.com/qLj77rRbi9— steven (@liverbobby) June 30, 2019
Mohamed Salah's last 8 games for Egypt: 8 Goals & 4 Assists 🇪🇬 👑 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yFX2YvdweB— 🔴 (@ChrisvLFC) June 30, 2019
Mohamed Salah can take free kicks 🇪🇬 👑— Samuel (@SamueILFC) June 30, 2019
Without a doubt, the story of the #AFCON2019 so far, Madagascar beating Nigeria 🇳🇬 2-0 to top Group with 7pts. Unbeaten in the tournament so far, in their first ever #AFCON . This is football! @Hollywoodbets #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/tGAbC1gxfS— Velile Mnyandu 🇿🇦 (@Veli_Mbuli) June 30, 2019
Britt Assombalonga has just scored his first ever international goal and DRC's fourth goal in this thrashing against Zimbabwe— Maher Mezahi (@MezahiMaher) June 30, 2019
His father, Fedor, a former Congolese international, broke down and started crying for a minute after the goal
Touching moment at the #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/mZvcbKa6Lj
I think the players can be proud for getting to Egypt. For Zimbabwe to do it for the second time in a row is an achievement in itself. There will be a lot of noise from the sidelines but let’s build on this instead of seek to blame. Well done boys🇿🇼 #Warriors— Matthew Rusike (@Mattyrusike) June 30, 2019
Congo is beating Zimbabwe for drawing with Uganda😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TzPO9HkYry— Émmanuel Tyan Ökucu🇺🇬 (@TyanOkucu) June 30, 2019
Our brothers in DRC are doing the most to keep their East African community application on the desk;; they are two up against Zimbabwe. #UGAEGY— Mujuni Raymond (@qataharraymond) June 30, 2019
DR Congo vs Zimbabwe fan of the match pic.twitter.com/LzMCIyxkS9— Maher Mezahi (@MezahiMaher) June 30, 2019
If you are to file your returns late , then you should do it in a style that is beneficial to Uganda, like DR Congo.— UgandaRevenueAuthority (@URAuganda) June 30, 2019
10 minutes to the end of the game. 22 minutes to the return filing deadline. #UGAEGY #URATickTock pic.twitter.com/3oBXdCideI