DRC Leopards head coach Florent Ibenge has named his 23-man sqaud for this month African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Group D.
Crystal Palace’s winger Yannick Bolasie and skipper Youssouf Mulumbu are included in his squad for ties against Cameroon and Sierra Leone 15 and 19 this month respectively.
Photo: DRC Leopards celebrates their 4-3 victory October 15, at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium
Crystal Palace winger, Yannick Bolasie was the star man with three assists as his Democratic Republic of Congo side beat African giants Ivory Coast 4-3 last month to keep their hopes of qualifying for January’s Africa Cup of Nations on track.
Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga is not in the squad due to injury.
Meanwhile, Ivory Coast French coach Herve Renard, has recalled veterans Didier Zokora and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure to his squad that will face Sierra Leone and Cameroon for the final 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month.
DRC Leopards 23-man squad
1. Robert Kidiaba (TP Mazembe / RDC) 2. Hervé Lomboto (AS V.Club / RDC) 3. Nicaise Kundimbana (Anderlecht / Belgium) 4. Jean Kasusula (TP Mazembe / RDC)
5. Issama Mpeko (Kabuscorp / Angola) 6. Cédric Mongongu (Evian Thonon Gaillard / France) 7. Joel Kimwaki (TP Mazembe / RDC) 8. Chancel Mbemba (Anderlecht / Belgium) 9. Gabriel Zakwani (Peterborough United FC) 10. Mabele Bawaka (AS V Club / RDC) 11. Eddy Ngoy (DCMP / RDC) 12. Distel Zola (Châteauroux / France) 13. Cédric Makiadi (Werder-Bremen) 14. Youssouf Mulumbu (West Bromwich) 15. Munganga (AS V Club / RDC) 16. Lema Mabidi (AS V Club / RDC) 17. Neeskens Kebano (Charleroi) 18. Junior Kabananga (Bruges) 19. Firmin Mubele (AS V Club / RDC) 20. Héritier Luvumbu (AS V Club / RDC) 21. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
22. Jérémie Bokila (Terek Grozny 23. Cédric Mabwati (Ossasuna / Spain)