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DR Congo Arrive In Port Harcourt Today Ahead Monday’s Friendly Vs Super Eagles

DR Congo Arrive In Port Harcourt Today Ahead Monday’s Friendly Vs Super Eagles

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo are expected to storm Port Harcourt today (Friday) ahead of Monday’s international friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

According to a report on  the official website of the  Federation of Congolose Football Association, FECOFA,  the players had their last training session at the Sports Complex of the Martyrs Stadium, Kinshaha on Thursday  before their departure to Nigeria.

The team and their officials left Kinshaha late on Thursday night aboard the country’s national airline, Congo Airways and are expected in Port Harcourt today.

Handler of the team, Florent Ibenge has named 24 players for the trip with Wolverhampton Wanderers star, Benik Afobe, expected to link up with his teammates in Nigeria.

Dr Congo’s top stars; Yannick Bolasie, Cederic Bakumbu and Gael Kakuta are however not in the squad.

The list consists mainly of players from local sides, TP Mazembe and Vita Club with the likes of Christian Luyindama Nekadio who plays for Belgium  club, Standard Liege and Zamalek’s Kabongo Kasongo among the big names in the squad.

Dr Congo Full Squad For Nigeria Friendly

1. Anthony Mossi (FC Chiasso / Switzerland)
2. Auguy Kalambay (SM Sanga Balende / DR Congo)
3. Jackson Lunanga (Maniema Union / DR Congo).

1. Christian Luyindama Nekadio (Standard Liege / Belgium)
2. Bobo Beaudrick Muselenge Ungenda (Primeiro do Agosto / Angola)
3. Issama Mpeko (TP Mazembe / DR Congo)
4. Kevin Mondeko (TPM Mazembe / DR Congo)
5. Padua Bompunga Botuli (AS V.Club / RD Congo)
6. Arsene Zola (TP Mazembe / DR Congo)
7. Glody Ngonda Muzinga (AS V.Club / DR Congo)
8. Djuma Shabani (AS V.Club / DR Congo)

1. Paul-José Mpoku (Standard Liege / Belgium)
2. Yannick Bangala Litombo (AS V.Club / DR Congo)
3. Chikito Lema Mabidi (Raja Casablanca / Morocco)
Nelson Munganga Omba (AS V.Club / DR Congo)
Fabrice Ngoma Luamba (AS VClub / DR Congo)
6. Ricky Tulengi Sindani (DCMP / DR Congo)

1. Ngulubi (SM Sanga Balende / DR Congo)
2. Kazadi Kasengu “Zadio” (DCMP / DR Congo)
3. Ben Malango Ngita (TP Mazembe / DR Congo)
4. Kabongo Kasongo (Zamalek / Egypt)
5. Emmanuel Ngudikama “Kila” (AS VClub / DR Congo)
6. Meschak Elia from TP Mazembe).
7. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC / England)

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  • Nigeria should be very careful in this match to avoid unnecessary injury. See them coming with mostly home based players. Still don’t know the essence of the match.

  • Abeg, scan them well for Ebola oo

  • Doctor Congo 3 nigeria 1. Eagles wil find it difficult  to break d defence lin of Congo doc. Den questions lik how did eagles qualify for world cup wil come up.some players will be dropped even in Uyo ….after d game. 

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    So we will be playing against TP Mazembe!!!!! Lord have mercy.

  • Wouldn’t the team Salisu Yusuf fielded against athletico Madrid be a better have provided a better challenge and entertainment against Rohr’s team? Methink yes.
    Aphilly, deo omo9ja and the rest of d forumites I throway salute ooo.
    Guys, mek we leave matter for Matthias the real reason why Moses no gree show for 9ja camp na fear of catching Ebola from dis Congolese, Lol, the guy gotta protect his source of revenue.
    Anyhow good luck to the team, will be rooting for dem as usual

  • Still beats me what we stand to gain from this match. What would the SuperEagles gain from facing this home based squad of DR Congo? I suspect what the Congolese have in mind is brutal physical game bereft of any technical quality. I pray we don’t end up losing our players due to injury.

  • Gideon S. 3 years ago

    Well, I’ll love to watch that match very important to much players invited. God4bid, A player can also pick injury during training game, and this is WC preparation. So I wanna see then tactics to break down strong Congolese defense

  • This friendly match does not make any sense for obvious reasons in my humble opinion.

  • Darny Arts 3 years ago

    NFF would be blamed if anything goes wrong. See Dr Congo parading home based players like its a CHAN game.