DR Congo coach Jean-Florent Ibenge Ikwange has named West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku in his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt.
Also making the list is Cédric Bakambu who plays for Beijing Guoan in China, Yannick Bolasie of Anderlecht in Belgium and Jonathan Mpangi of Antwerp FC also of Belgium.
Champions in 1968 and 1974, The Leopards will be fighting for a third title but have to navigate through Group A that’s has hosts Egypt, Zimbabwe and a dangerous Uganda side.
DR Congo full squad:
Goalkeepers: Parfait Mandanda (FC Dinamo Bucarest), Anthony Mossi (Chiasso), Ley Matampi (Al Nassr)
Defenders: DJuma Shabani (Vita Club), Christian Luyindama (Galatasaray), Arthur Masuaku (West Ham), Wilfried Abro (Mka Ankaragucu), Glody Ngonda (Vita Club), Marcel Tisserand (Wolfsboug), Bobo Ungenda (Primiero di Agosto)
Midfielders: Chadrac Akolo (Stuttgart), Merveille Bokadi (Standard Liege), Chancel Mangulu (Porto), Paul Mpoku (Standard Liege), Trésor Mputu (TP Mazembe), Youssouf Mulumbu (Kilmarnock)
Strikers: Britt Assombalanga (Middlesbrough), Cédric Bakambu (Beijing Guoan), Yannick Bolasie (Anderlecht), Jonathan Mpangi (Antwerp), Jackson Muleka (TP Mazembe).