AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: Congo announces squad for Nigeria clash

The Red Devils of Congo on Thursday released the list of players who will face the Nigerian Super Eagles in the first leg of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Calabar.

Congo, which was reinstated into the qualifier after Rwanda’s disqualification for fielding an ineligible player, had made their arrival imprecise, forcing Nigeria to report the situation the Confederation of African Football, CAF.
The NFF had wanted to make plans for the Red Devils arrival among other logistics.

The Congolese head coach, Claude Leroy, had earlier asked CAF to relocate the match for fear of the Ebola Virus outbreak in Nigeria; a request which was thrown out.

A majority of the Congolese squad is made up of foreign based professionals. They would be in Nigeria on Friday morning and may likely not train before the match commences on Saturday in Calabar.

The 2015 AFCON is slated for Morocco and will run from January 17 to February 8.

The full Squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Chancel Massa (AC Léopards), Pavelh Ndzila (Etoile du Congo), Christoffer Mafoumbi (Le Pontet/CFA/France)

DEFENDERS: Marvin Baudry (SC Amiens/National/France), Bernard Itoua Onanga (FC Platanias/1re division/Grèece), Igor Nganga (FC Aarau/1re division/Switzerland), Francis Nganga (Sporting Charleroi/1re division/Belgium), Dimitri Bissiki and Boris Moubio (AC Léopards), Arnold Bouka Moutou (SCO Angers/Ligue 2/France), Baron Kibamba (CNFF)

MIDFIELDERS: Sagesse Babele and Césaire Gandzé (AC Léopards), Saira Issambet (CNFF), Delvin Ndinga (Olympiacos/1re division/Grèece), Noël Mokouka (Natalis), Prince Oniangué (Stade de Reims/Ligue 1/France), Jordan Massengo (RAEC Mons/2e divsion/Belgium), Hardy Binguila (Diables Noirs), Jusly Boukama Kaya (Recreativo Libolo/1re division/Angola)

FORWARDS: Francis Litsingi (FK Teplice/1re division/Czech République), Fodé Doré (Botev Plovdiv/1re division/Bulgaria), Silvère Ngavoula (AS Patronage), Kader Bidimbou (AC Léopards), Thievy Bifouma (UD Alméria/1re division/Spain), Ladislas Douniama (EAG Guingamp/Ligue 1/France).


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