Africa Cup of Nations surprise package DR Congo head into the final round of fixtures in Group C needing just a single point to ensure qualification to the quarter-finals.
Their record in the competition, however, a win over Morocco and a credible draw against defending champions Cote d'Ivore, suggests they will go for the jugular when they meet Togo in Port Gentil on Tuesday evening.
The Togolese only have a point to their name and will need to beat Florent Ibenge's side and hope the match between the Elephants and the Atlas Lions does not end up in a draw.
Sparrow Hawks coach, Claude Le Roy, has a selection headache ahead of the crunch match. First choice goalkeeper Kossi Agassa may not have his head in the game after fans vandalised his home in Togo, blaming him for the team's loss against Morocco.
"He was really affected when he heard the news after the sad incident," Le Roy said.
"We are all supporting him because, after all, football is a game. Whether he wants to play or not, I will respect his decision."
The Leopards have all the momentum knowing that a win will assure them of topping the group.
But Ibenge has cautioned his side against going through the motions.
"Since the beginning I have said that Togo are more than tough opponents," Ibenge warned.
"I am very wary. That is why I say that we are not through yet. This match is a potential banana skin."