Kinshasa, December 29th, 2022 (CPA).- The Leopards A’ of the DRC will be in a friendly against the Diables rouges A’ of Congo Brazzaville, next Friday, December 30, at the Martyrs de la Pentecost stadium, as part of their preparations for the final phase of the 7th edition of the African Cup of Nations (CHAN Algeria 2023), the kick-off of which is scheduled for January 13th, 2023, in Algeria, indicates a press release from the general secretariat of the umbrella body that reached the CPA on Wednesday.
According to the source, the kick off for this match will be given at 3:00 p.m. The workforce of the team is already in full force, specifies the Team Media Office of this team of Leopards A ‘, Belinda Odia. The last batch of players summoned arrived on Tuesday, December 27 in the evening. They are interned at the Kapos hotel in the commune of Barumbu.
The Leopards A’ are therefore on their second day of physiological evaluation training focused on aerobic and endurance work. The objective of this first phase of preparation is to rebuild the physical base of the player by making him more resistant. After the start of this course on Tuesday, the second day on Wednesday December 28 was marked by an opposition between two groups, a question of evaluating the technical capacity of the players, in order to allow the staff to concoct the list of 28 players who will be selected for the final phase.
In addition, it should be noted that the Leopards will evolve in group B in Annaba, along with Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Leopards play their first match against Uganda on January 14, the second match against Ivory Coast on January 18, and finally, the third match against Senegal on January 22.