In preparation for the final round of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers, the equivalent of the CAN for local players, DR Congo coach Mwinyi Zahera on Tuesday published his list of 23 Leopards to face Congo in the first leg Friday in Brazzaville.
With goalkeeper Matampi, back side Mpeko, and strikers Meschak Elia and Malango, the headliners of TP Mazembe are there with the exception of Trésor Mputu whose absence keeps on talking.
“Mputu Mabi is not yet, for the moment, in possession of all his physico-physiological capacities necessary for this qualifying phase with virtual elimination practically.He remains however pending recall in addition to the offensive line of our national team at all times … “, said the Federation adding that the list is indeed likely to experience last minute changes.
– The selection of the DRC:
Gardiens : MATAMPI VUMI Ley (TP Mazembe), KALAMBAY KATEMBWE Auguy (SM Sanga Balende), LUNANGA KYALEMANIWA Jackson (OC Muungano/Léopards U-20)
Défenseurs : BOMPUNGA BOTULI Padoue (AS V.Club), KAYEMBE NDOTONI Christian (DCMP), BANGALA LITOMBO Yannick (AS V.Club), MUNDEKO ZATU Kevin (TP Mazembe), ISSAMA MPEKO Djo (TP Mazembe), AMALE MUKOKO Dieumerci (DCMP), NGONDA MUZINGA Glody (AS V.Club), DJUMA SHABANI Wadol (FC Renaissance), ZOLA KIAKU Arsène (TP Mazembe)
Milieux de terrain : MIKA MICHE-MICHE (TP Mazembe), GIKANJI DOXA-DOXA (DCMP), MUNGANGA OMBA Nelson (AS V.Club), MOZEVIKO VEKO Joël (CS Don Bosco), MANDE LUSIELA (SM Sanga Balende)
Attaquants : BEN MALANGO (TP Mazembe), MAKUSU MUNDELE Jean-Marc (DCMP), VINI BONGONGA (DCMP), KAZADI KASENGU (DCMP), MESCHAK ELIA (TP Mazembe), KANDA-A-MUKOK Déo (TP Mazembe)