Congo forward Prince Aldy Soussou Ilendo says the Red Devils 2-2 draw against Uganda in Group B of the TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations feels like a defeat.
Congo went in front at the Suez Canal Stadium in Ismailia on Thursday through Josna Loulendo before being pecked back by Uganda who went into the break with a 2-1 lead courtesy Titus Ssematima and Saidi Mayanja.
The 2007 champions rallied back to snatch a point ahead of their final group match against the Central African Republic in Cairo on Sunday.
“We played well and created many chances to score,” Sousssou said after being named the TotalEnergies Man of the Match of the game.
“It feels like a defeat for us as we wanted to win today”, he told the media after the game.
“The team played better and should have won the match today but we will go back and prepare for the next match on Sunday.
“Our target is to go to the World Cup and then we will see. I’m happy to win the Man of the Match but it’s a collective effort as we try to help each other,” he added.
Congo are level on four points with Uganda while South Sudan sit just behind them with three and the Central African Republic occupy the bottom place with zero points.