DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba insists the Leopards will go into Sunday's quarter-finals against Ghana at the 2014 CHAN without panicking.
Ghana will go into the tie at Bloemfontein seeking revenge over the Congolese after suffering defeat against them in the final of the maiden edition in 2011.
The Leopards finished second in Group D to book a date with Ghana who topped Group C.
Though Ghana do not appear to be the most impressive side but they are rated ahead of the Congolese.
But Kidiaba insists the Local Black Stars will not get special treatment.
“Ghana are not grand warriors. We are preparing this match with seriousness and we respect our opponent," DR Congo's iconic goalkeeper said.
"It will be tough for us as for them but with God’s hand, we will do everything to progress."
Ghana have the influential midfielder - Yahaya Mohammed, back from suspension and he is expected to play a key role.