The provisional list of 32 has been made known by coach Florent Ibenge, and it has sent shock waves through the African continent-with the absence of the 2017 AFCON highest goal scorer, Junior Kabananga.
The 30-year-old who starred in DR Congo’s 2017 AFCON team became the go-to-guy, scoring 3 goals in the tournament, helping his team to a quarter finals spot which they eventually lost to Ghana.
Junior Kabananga has scored 4 goals in total for the Leopards of Congo but has been sidelined in this one probably because of his sporadic form in club football; the striker is on loan from Al Nassr to Astana-scoring no goal for the club since the beginning of his loan spell.
Aside from Kabananga, some old guards made the list for the two times AFCON winners:Cedric Bakambu, Tresor Mpotu;2nd highest goal scorer for DR Congo with 14 goals, 5th most capped player with 49 appearances.
Players who have done exceptionally well in their various European club’s like Arthur Masuaku of West Ham unites and Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough are looking to represent the national colours for the first time in a major competition.
Here is the complete list of players below;