Congo Name g Squad for Namibia Clash

Congo have named a g squad, which includes 14 foreign-based professionals, for their African Nations Cup preliminary qualifying match against Namibia.

Coach Claude Leroy will have his key midfielder Delvin Ndinga back from Greek champions Olympiakos for both home and away matches against Namibia in Windhoek on May 17, and Pointe Noire on June 1. Ndinga’s season finished in mid-April with his club being the runaway league winners.

Ndinga is one of 14 foreign-based players in a 24-man squad, which also features Ladislas Douniama, an unused substitute for Guingamp in their French cup win last week, and influential midfielder Prince Oniangue of Stade Reims in Ligue 1.

Le Roy, who takes charge of his first match for the Red Devils, handed a first call-up to the French-born trio of Marvin Baudry, Jordan Massengo and Allan Kimbaloula.

Cesair Gandze, who has scored three goals in recent African club competition matches for AC Leopards of Dolisie, wins a recall to the squad.

Congo are among 24 countries who line at the second stage of knockout qualifiers for the 2015 finals in Morocco.

The winner of the tie between Congo and Namibia will play the victor of the two-legged contest between Libya and Rwanda in July and August for a place in Group A, where Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan lie in wait.

The group phase of the qualifiers begins in September, with the Afcon finals due to take place in Morocco from 17 January 17 to 8 February 2014.

Source : The Namibian