The year that has just closed has not been a smile for the Leopards, who come out with a lot of regrets, because they have only gone down during their various performances. Out of a total of 10 games played in 2019, the Fauves have recorded 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. They have recorded only 9 achievements in 10 performances. Which is to say that the Leopards were averaging one goal per game.
Yet highly anticipated at the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Egyptian, the Rd-Congo had totally missed out during this great mass of continental football, thus ending its campaign at the stage of the 8th final, because exit by the Baéras of Madagascar. Long before that, the Congolese miraculously snatched qualification for the second round of this competition. The miracle of June 30 after the Fauves' heavy victory over the Zimbabwe Warrios (4 – 0) is remembered once, in the June 30 facility.
After this disastrous CAN, Florent Ibenge was pushed out until he returned the apron after a five-year lead in this selection with a bronze medal at the 2015 CAN.
Despite the arrival of N'sengi Biembe, the Leopards are still in slow motion!
Florent Ibenge left, the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA) has thought directly about the National Technical Director and the coach of the national team under 23, Christian N'sengi Biembe. The latter marked spirits during his baptism of fire against the African champions, the Fennecs of Algeria in a friendly match in Blida (1 – 1). But three days later, the Leopards failed to get their claws out against the Ivory Coast Elephants in Amiens (3 – 1). These two meetings gave a glimmer of hope to the public, who have not yet forgotten the Egyptian fiasco.
A few days after these two friendly outings, Christian N'sengi Biembe had his first real test in the official match against the Panthers of Gabon wearing a certain Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang. Playing at home, in a Martyrs stadium totally committed to their cause, the band led by N'sengi Biembe let it hover, as hung by Patrice Neuve's men (0-0). It was in the opening match of the CAN Cameroon 2021 qualifiers.
Just after 4 days, the Rd-Congo makes the trip from Banjul to face The Gambia for the second day of the playoffs. At the end of a game with several refunds, the Congolese did not come out with much regret, because they led to the marquoir twice until conceding the equalizer in the final minutes of the match.
By memory, it's been two years since the Leopards walked in a turtle's pace, a worrying situation for Congolese football fans. In 2018, the Rd-Congo had not recorded any victories in all competitions combined. It is hoped that after this small sterile period, the Fauves will take out their claws to devour their opponents in 2020, as the English say "wait and see".