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)