Morocco came from behind to defeat Togo 3-1 at the same venue with Aziz Bouhaddouz, Romain Saiss and Youssef En-nesyri netting after Mathieu Dossevi had opened the scoring.
DR Congo are top of Group C with four points and know a draw with Togo in their last game in Port-Gentil on Tuesday will take them through to the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, the Ivory Coast trail Morocco by a point and so have no choice but to win when the teams clash in their last match.
This latest result puts destiny in the hands of Morocco, their much-needed win crafted by the brilliance of Deportivo’s Faycal Fajr.
Fajr laid on both the first two goals, grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck and proving his country’s creative catalyst.
They will be hoping he can recreate such form in the final game showdown with Ivory Coast.
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