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Football: Africa Cup of Nations Group C contenders

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 11, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Mini factfiles of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group C contenders the Democratic Republic of Congo, defending champions the Ivory Coast, Morocco and Togo:

Democratic Republic of Congo

Qualifying results: Madagascar 2-1, 6-1; Central African Republic 4-1, 0-2; Angola 2-1, 2-0

Scorers: Cedric Bakambu, Jonathan Bolingi 3 each, Jordan Botaka, Joel Kimwaki, Paul-Jose M'Poku, Firmin Ndombe Mubele 2 each, Meschack Elia, Neeskens Kebano 1 each

Overall record: P65 W17 D22 L26 F75 A91

Best placings: champions (1968, 1974)

Record wins: Congo Brazzaville 3-0 (1968), Mauritius 4-1 (1974)

Record losses: Ghana 2-5, Ivory Coast 0-3 (both 1965), Cameroon 2-5 (1972), Tunisia 0-3 (2004), Egypt 1-4 (2006)

Africa-world rankings: 6-48

Nickname: Leopards

Ivory Coast

Qualifying results: Sierra Leone 1-1 home, 0-0 away; Sudan 1-0, 1-1

Scorers: Gervinho, Max-Alain Gradel, Jonathan Kodjia 1 each

Overall record: P87 W39 D22 L26 F129 A94

Best placings: champions (1992, 2015)

Record wins: Ethiopia 6-1 (1970), Guinea 5-0 (2008)

Record losses: Ghana 1-4 (1965), Algeria 0-3 (1990), Cameroon 0-3 (2000), Egypt 1-4 (2008)

Africa-world rankings: 2-34

Nickname: Elephants

Morocco

Qualifying results: Libya 1-0, 1-1; Sao Tome e Principe 2-0, 3-0; Cape Verde 2-0, 1-0

Scorers: Youssef El Arabi 4, Nabil Dirar 2, Nordin Amrabat, Aziz
Bouhaddouz, Omar El Kaddouri, Hakim Ziyech 1 each

Overall record: P57 W19 D22 L16 F66 A54

Best placing: champions (1976)

Record wins: Benin 4-0, Mali 4-0 (both 2004), Namibia 5-1 (2008)

Record loss: Uganda 0-3 (1978)

Africa-world rankings: 10-57

Nickname: Atlas Lions

Togo

Qualifying results: Liberia 2-1, 2-2; Djibouti 5-2, 2-0; Tunisia 0-0 0-1

Scorers: Komlan Agbegniadan, Floyd Ayite, Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba 2 each, Emmanuel Adebayor, Serge Akakpo, Sadat Ouro-Akoriko, Vincent Bossou, Mathieu Dossevi 1 each

Overall record: P22 W3 D7 L12 F17 A36

Best placing: quarter-finals (2013)

Record win: Algeria 2-0 (2013)

Record losses: Ivory Coast 0-3, Cameroon 1-4 (both 1984), Cameroon 0-3 (2002)

Africa-world rankings: 23-91

Nickname: Sparrowhawks