The head coach of the intermediate Leopards of DR Congo Jean – Florent Ibenge Ikwange, has made Public his list of 33 players retained for the African Nations championship in Cameroon.
According to the Congolese football federation, the 33 players are expected to team up at the Béatrice Hôtel de la Gombe on Thursday January 07 and a trip for a pre_CHAN training camp in Tanzania, is scheduled for Friday January 8, 2020.
Before leaving for Tanzania, the intermediate Leopards will train at the stade des Martyrs on Thursday evening. During their stay in Dar-Es-Salam, they will play the Taïfa Stars of Tanzania in a friendly game.
COMPLETE LIST OF PLAYERS SUMMONED
1_MATAMPI VUMI LEY (FC SAINT ELOI LUPOPO)
2_ISSAMA MPEKO DJOS (TP MAZEMBE)
3_BOKA ISAKA (SM SANGA BALENDE)
4_ZOLA KIAKU ARSENE (TP MAZEMBE)
5_IDUMBA FASIKA (FC SAINT-ELOI LUPOPO)
6_BIKOKO LOBULKA (SM SANGA BALENDE)
7_KINZUMBI PHILIPPES_ (TP MAZEMBE)
8_KIKASA WAMBA MERVEILLE_ (AS V.CLUB)
9_BEYA TUMETUKA JOEL (TP MAZEMBE)
10_NGIMBI MVUMBI MERCEY (AS MANIEMA UNION)
11_TULENGE SINDANI RICKY (AS V.CLUB)
12_LUZOLO NSITA ERNEST (AS V.CLUB)
13_INGOLI IYOSO (FC BLESSING)
14_MASASI OBENZA (AS V.CLUB)
15_LILEPO MAKABI (AS V.CLUB)
16_SIADI NGUSIA BAGGIO (JS GROUPE BAZANO)
17_BALEKE OTHOS (JSK)
18_MUMBERE NGUSIA JEREMIE (AS V.CLUB)
19_KALALA MAYELE FISTON (AS V.CLUB)
20_ATIBU RADJABU (AS MANIEMA)
21_DJUMA SHABANI (AS V.CLUB)
22_LIKWELA YELEMAYA (AS MANIEMA UNION)
23_MABRUKI KEYUMUN TSHUMU (FC MK)
24_EBENGO IKOKO (FC SAINT-ELOI LUPOPO)
25_MOKONZI GBAZEKE (FC SAINT-ELOI LUPOPO)
26_KIMVUIDI KIEKIE KARIM (DCMP)
27_MIKA MICHE (TP MAZEMBE)
28_WANGO MBABU (AS V.CLUB)
29_INONGA BAKA (DCMP)
30_USHINDI WAKUBANZA (TP MAZEMBE)
31_LIKUTA LUEZI (DCMP)
32_MUKUMI MULUMBA (FC RENAISSANCE)
33_BASILUA MAKOLA (SM SANGA BALENDE)
A breakdown of the players called by Florent Ibenge, indicates that nine players are from AS Vita club, six from TP Mazembe, four from FC SAINT-ELOI LUPOPO, Three from DC Motema Pembe, three from SM Sanga Balende, and one each from FC RENAISSANCE, FC MK, FC BLESSING, JS GROUPE BAZANO and JSK.
Three of the players called, Matampi Vumi, Miche Mika et Ricky and Tulende Sindani, were part of the Leopards’ squad that won the African Nations championship in Rwanda in 2016.
DR Congo is lodged in Group B alongside Lybia, Niger and Congo, and will play their games at the Japoma Stadium in Douala.