The 2026 World Cup qualifiers continue with Sudan facing Congo DR at the Martyrs of February Stadium on Sunday.
Sudan started their World Cup qualification journey with a 1-1 draw against Togo at the Martyrs of February Stadium. Despite an early lead from Mohamed Eisa’s penalty, Togo’s Kevin Denkey equalized before half-time. Sudan aims to rebound after a three-game losing streak in various competitions.
Congo DR began their qualifiers with a strong 2-0 win over Mauritania, featuring goals from Yoane Wissa and Theo Bongonda. They continued their good form from the AFCON qualifiers, winning four of six matches and topping Group I. Congo DR has won their last five competitive games, scoring 12 goals and keeping four clean sheets.
- Sudan: DWDLDW
- Congo DR: WWDDWW
- Ramadan Agab is doubtful for Sudan after an injury against Togo. Mohamed Eisa is likely to lead the attack alongside Saif Thierry.
- Congo DR’s Yoane Wissa, with three goals since his debut in October 2020, aims to continue his scoring form. Cedric Bakambu and Meschack Elia could support him in the attack.
Possible Starting Lineups:
Sudan: Mustafa; Khamis, Saeed, Karshoum, Zayed; Hamed, Abuaagla, Adil, Mahmoud; Eisa, Thierry
Congo DR: M’Pasi; Kalulu, Mbemba, Baka, Ditu; Pickel, Moutoussamy, Kakuta; Elia, Wissa, Bakambu
Congo DR is predicted to win 2-0, building on their strong start and recent dominance over Sudan.