Time: 13:00 (GMT Time)
Stadium: El Menzah
DR Congo coach Mick Wadsworth will get his first taste of international management when his side take on Guinea in their opening Group A encounter.
The former Newcastle first-team coach signed a three-month contract in November and is looking for at least a draw from their first game at the 2004 African Cup of Nations.
"To win is fantastic, not to lose is important. Our aim is to get through the group stages because it's going to be tough," said Wadsworth.
The 53-year-old has already been the recipient of bad news, with defender Franck Matingu refused permission to play after confusion over the Bastia player's registration.
There are no other major worries for DR Congo, who will have Newcastle striker Lomana Lua Lua leading the line both as striker and captain of his country.
Austrian-based Alain Masudi is likely to partner Lua Lua following the withdrawal of Monaco's Shabani Nonda from the tournament as result of a knee injury.
Guinea coach, Frenchman Michel Dussuyer, has his sights qualifying from the group stages.
"Our objective is to qualify for the second round, probably behind Tunisia, and our match against DR Congo is so important," said Dussuyer.
The former Cannes goalkeeper will be relying on Celtic defender Bobo Balde to stop the marauding Lua Lua.
Meanwhile up front, Guinea will be hoping Souleymane Youla, the Turkey-based player who hit four goals in the qualifiers, continues his good run of form.
My prediction: DR Congo 1 Guinea 1