Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the latest installment of the African Cup of Nations as DR Congo take on Morocco in Group C. Congo’s preparations for the tournament in Gabon have been anything but smooth, with a row over unpaid player bonuses hindering plans considerably. The players even went on strike on Friday, and refused to train. Hardly Ideal. Morocco coach Herve Renard won the tournament with the Ivory Coast last year, so he has all the knowhow to succeed. I’m Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!

TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations / Group Stage
Stade d'Oyem / 16.01.2017
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Tom Adams
Tom Adams
Updated 16/01/2017 at 20:56 GMT
FT: DR Congo 1-0 Morocco. A somewhat surprising result here. Morocco dominated possession, but created very little with it. Their crossing was particularly substandard. It took a mistake from the Leopard's goalkeeper Munir to create the opening for the winning goal, which Kabananga converted ruthlessly. The Atlas Lions prop up Group C after the opening round of games, with the Leopards looking down on defending champions Ivory Coast and Togo. Thanks for joining us. Goodbye.
Great cross into the middle from Bouhaddouz, but there is nobody in there for Morocco. Inexcusable at this late stage.
Mbokani tries to hold the ball up, but he is flagged offside. Here come Morocco...
Mbokani does really well to win the free-kick to waste some valuable time. Zakuani has actually come back on, but is limping heavily.
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Six minutes of added time here. Not the number the Leopards wanted to see!
Fajr with a great chance to cross, but again the delivery is very, very poor, and Matampi can collect with ease. The crossing has been substandard from the Atlas Lions.
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CHANCE! Huge opportunity for an equaliser for El-Arabi, but his header is poor from close range, allowing Matampi to get down to make the save. The Congo stopper should never have been given the chance.
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Benatia is the latest to earn himself a yellow card, after going right through the back Mbokani.
Congo literally have every man behind the ball now. This is a real backs to the wall job now.
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BIG BLOW! Congo will actually finish the game with nine men now, after Zakuani is carried off with an injury. The Leopards will have to do without their skipper.
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RED CARD! Mutambala is given his marching orders after earning a second yellow card for a flying, dangerous tackle. He came on to replace N'Sakala, who was booked, and somehow managed to earn himself two yellows of his own! The referee almost didn't realise that Mutambala had already been booked. He took his time.
Congo have done well to stifle Morocco so far, as the Atlas Lions get more and more frustrated.
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Final change for Morocco, with talisman Youssef El Arabi finally getting his chance to shine. Carcela-Gonzalez is the man to make way.
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A man familiar with Premier League followers comes on now, with Dieumerci Mbokani replacing Bakambu, who does not look happy to be heading off.
So many free-kicks wasted by Morocco this evening. Not a single one has been delivered into the right area.
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Change for Morocco now, with Fayçal Fajr coming on in place of Romain Saiss.
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Change for Congo, with Birmingham City midfielder Jacques Maghoma replacing the goalscorer Kabananga.
CHANCE! Matambi makes a strange save from a rasping strike from substitute En Nesyri, who had another chance at the back post, which he lashed over the top.
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Kabananga gets away from the attentions of Da Costa, who pulls back his man, before clipping Kabananga's heels for good measure. Definite yellow card.
Matampi comes flying out of his goal to collect a cross, clatters into this own man, but manages to hold onto the ball.