By Adeboye Amosu in Kigali:
Democratic Republic of Congo coach, Florent Ibenge has told Completesportsnigeria.com that he is delighted that one of pre- tournament favourites of the 16 African Nations Championship, Nigeria, are out of the competition.
The Home Eagles failed to make it to the quater-finals of the competition after going down to a 1-0 defeat to Guinea in their last Group C game on Tuesday.
The Leopards of DR Congo, on the other hand, are through to the semi-finals following a hard fought 2-1 win against hosts Rwanda on Saturday.
Ibenge hinted Completesportsnigeria.com at the Amahoro Stadium after his side's victory against the Amavubi, that the ouster of Nigeria has boosted his country's chances of winning the competition.
"We are proud to be in the last-four and the exit of a country like Nigeria makes us believe we can win the competition," Ibenge told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We look forward to the next game and hope to make it to the final."