2022 World Cup: the 53 shortlisted Hector Cuper against Madagascar

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Kinshasa, September 15th, 2021 (CPA) .- The coach of the DR Congo, Hector Cuper Raul, unveiled on Tuesday the 53 preselected of the national team A to prepare the double confrontation against Madagascar, within the framework of the 3rd and 4th days of the group J qualifiers, Africa zone, of the World Cup, Qatar 2022.

Less than three weeks after the first two matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania and Benin (1-1 each time), the Argentinian technician made public the list of 53 players summoned for the two matches against Madagascar in early October. next.

The much extended preselection is marked by the return of Paul-José Mpoku, Arthur Masuaku, Riffi Mandanda, Jordan Botaka, Benik Afobe, André Bukia, Glody Likonza and Joël Beya, not to mention Gaël Kakuta and Meschack Elia, absent in two previous matches against Tanzania and Benin last September.

Defenders Chris Mavinga and Vital N’Simba, absent for lack of passports, and binationals Yoane Wissa (Brentford), Pelly Panzu (Luton Town) Omenuke Mfulu (Las Palmas), Charles Pickel (Famalicao), Lionel Mpasi (Rodez) and Samuel Bastien (Standard Liège), all who came to Kinshasa at the beginning of the month to finalize their Congolese papers will also be in the game and should this time be able to be aligned.

Executives like Dieumerci Mbokani, author of the Leopards’ two goals against Tanzania and Benin, Cédric Bakambu, Marcel Tisserand, Chancel Mbemba, Christian Luyindama, Yannick Bolasie and Neeskens Kebanof are part of the preselection.

Of the 53 players, there are 7 locals including 6 for Mazembe, 1 for Motema Pembe and 1 for Maniema Union.

For the 3rd day, the Leopards will play next October 6 at home against Madagascar and, 4 days later, traveling to Antananarivo, on behalf of the 4th day.

Below is the list of 53 players called up including 6 goalkeepers, 17 defenders, 13 midfielders and 17 attackers:

Goalkeepers: 1. Kiassumbua Joël (free), 2. Siadi Baggio (TP Mazembe / RD Congo), 3. Lomboto Hervé (DC Motema Pembe / RD Congo), 4. Mandanda Riffi Créteil / France), 5. Efonge Brunel (AS Maniema Union / DR Congo), 6. Mpasi Nzau Lionel (Rodez / France); defenders (17): 7. Tisserand Marcel (Fenerbahce / Turkey), 8. Mavinga Chris (Toronto FC / Canada), 9. Luyindama Christian (Galatasaray / Turkey), 10. Mbemba Chancel (FC Porto / Portugal), 11. Idumba Fasika (Cape Town / South Africa)

12.Inonga Baka (Simba FC / Tanzania), 13. Zola Kiaku Arsène (TP Mazembe / DR Congo), 14. Bope Bokadi Merveille (Standard de Liège / Belgium), 15. Mukoko Amale Dieumerci (Difaa el Jadida / Morocco), 16. Ikoko Jordan (Lugodorets / Bulgaria), 17. Issama Mpeko Djos (TP Mazembe / DR Congo), 18. Djuma Shabani (Young Africans / Tanzania), 19. Nsakala Fabrice (Besiktas / Turkey), 20. Ngonda Muzinga Glody ( Riga FC / Latvia), 21. LuzoloNsita Ernest (TP Mazembe / DR Congo), 22. Nsimba Vital (Clermont FC / France), 23. Masuaku Arthur (West Ham / England); backgrounds (13): 24. Kayembe Edo (Kas Eupen / Belgium), 25. Bangala Yannick (Young Africans / Tanzania), 26. Ngoma Fabrice (Raja Casablanca / Morocco), 27. Mukoko Tonombe (Young Africans / Tanzania), 28 . Moutoussamy Samuel (FC Nantes / France), 29. Kakuta Gaël (RC Lens / France), 30. Mika Miché (TP Mazembe / DR Congo), 31. Pikel Charles Monginda (Famalicao / Portugal), 32. Bastien Samuel (Standard de Liège / Belgium), 33. Mpoku Paul-José (Konyasport / Turkey), 34. Mpanzu Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town / England), 35. Likonza Glody (Standard de Liège / Belgium), 36. Mfulu Omenuke (Las Palmas / Spain); forwards (17): 37. Bolasie Yala Yannick (Rizespor / Turkey), 38. Kebano Neeskens (Fulham FC / England), 39. Meshack Elia Lina (Young Boys / Switzerland), 40. Akolo Ababa Chadrac (SC Amiens / France) , 41. Ngandu Kayamba Joël (Viktoria Plizen / Czech), 42. Botaka Jordan (SC Charleroi / Belgium), 43. Bakambu Cédric (Beijing Guoan / China), 44. Muleka Jackson (Standard de Liège / Belgium), 45. Assombalonga Britt (Adana Demispor / Turkey), 46. Mbokani Dieumerci (Kuwait SC / Koweit), 47. Malango Ngita Ben (Sharjah / United Arab Emirates), 48. Afobe Benik (Milwall / England), 49. Bolingi Mpangi Jonathan (Antwerp / Belgium), 50. Bwalya Wlater (Malatyaspor / Turkey), 51. Wissa Yoane (Brentford / England), 52. Bukia André (Aroura / Portugal), 53. Beya Joël (TP Mazembe / DR Congo). ACP/