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DR Congo boss Florent Ibenge Ikwange has added 18-year old Toulouse player Dodi Lukebakio to his 28-man team for Kenya friendly and Libya World Cup qualifier early October.

The rest of the squad remain intact and is the same as the one that thrashed Central African Republic 4-1 on September 4 to qualify for the Gabon AFCON 2017.

Dodi featured 15 times for Belgium giants Anderlecht last season before crossing over to the French side. The prodigy has not donned the Leopards jersey before and the choice to cap him is believed to get him off Belgium’s radar since he is eligible to play for the former colony.

DRC hosts Kenya’s Harambee Stars in an international friendly on Tuesday, October 4 before opening their campaign in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Libya at Martyrs Stadium, Kinshasa.

THE FULL SQUAD:

GOALKEEPERS

1. KIASSUMBUA JOEL (FC WOHLEN / SWITZERLAND) 2. MATAMPI Vumi LEY (DCMP / RD CONGO) 3. KUDIMBANA NICAISE (FC ROYAL ANTWERP / BELGIUM)

DEFENDERS

4. WEAVER MARCEL EMILE JANY (INGOLSTADT / GERMANY) 5. BOMPUNGA Botuli PADUA (AS V.CLUB/ RD CONGO) 6. ISSAMA MPEKO Djos (TP MAZEMBE / RD CONGO) 7. LOMALISA MUTAMBALA JOYCE (AS V.CLUB/ RD CONGO) 8. GABRIEL Zakuani (NORTHAMPTON TOWN / ENGLAND) 9. MBEMBA Mangulu CHANCEL (NEW CASTLE / England) 10. NSIMBA VITAL MANUAL (BOURG-EN-BRESSE PERONNAS / FRANCE) 11. OUALEMBO CHRISTOPHER (ACADEMICA COIMBRA / Protugal)

MIDFIELDERS

12. BOPE BOKADI WONDER (TP MAZEMBE / RD CONGO) 13. MAGHOMA JACQUES (BIRMINGHAM CITY / England) 14. Mpoku PAUL-JOSE (PANATHINAIKOS / GREECE) 15. MULUMBA REMY (GFC GAZELEC AJACCIO / FRANCE) 16. Kebano Neeskens (Fulham / England) 17. Youssuf Mulumbu (NORWICH CITY / England)

STRIKERS

18. MUBELE NDOMBE FIRMIN (AL AHLI DOHA / QATAR) 19. Bakambu CEDRICK (VILLA REAL / SPAIN) 20. YALA BOLASIE YANNICK (EVERTON / England) 21. Bokila LOTETEKA JEREMY (AL KHARAITIYAT / QATAR) 22. BOTAKA JORDAN (CHARLTON / England) 23. BOLINGI Mpangi JONATHAN (TP MAZEMBE / RD CONGO) 24. MABUATI CEDRICK (COLUMBUS CREW SC / USA) 25. Mbokani BEZUA dieumerci (HULL CITY / England) 26. BRITT Assombalonga (Nottigham FORREST / England) 27. Kabananga JUNIOR (ASTANA / KAZAKHSTAN) 28. LUKEBAKIO Dodi TOULOUSE / FRANCE

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