Florent Ibenge to announce final DR Congo squad

Florent Ibenge to announce final DR Congo squad
Florent Ibenge

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jan 06, 2017. 16:13

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to announce their final squad for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Gabon.

The Leopards are the only Group C members who are yet to name their 23-man squad for the prestigious continental tournament.

DR Congo head coach Florent Ibenge revealed his provisional squad last month with eight-homebased players making the squad.

However, AFC Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe declined the call-up to concentrate with his club, who campaign in the English Premier League (EPL).

It has been disclosed that Ibenge will announce his 23-man squad after their international friendly game against Cameroon on Friday.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are scheduled to host Ibenge's men at the Omnisports Stadium in the capital city of Yaounde.

The Leopards are in Group C along with defending AFCON champions Ivory Coast, Morocco and Togo. The tournament will run from 14 January to 5 February.



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