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U-20 Qualifiers: Congo Names Team to Face Senegal

Congo-Brazzaville U-20 coach has named a 24-man squad to face Senegal in the final round of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of the Nations qualifiers.

Congo-Brazzaville U-20 coach Candido Valdo has named a 24-man squad to face Senegal in the third and final round of qualifiers for the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of the Nations.

Valdo has kept the bulk of the players that did duty against Botswana in the previous round where Congo won 4-1 on aggregate (1-1 away, 3-0 home) on May.

The Young Red Devils mentor has included three new players- midfielder Alex Obambot (FC Nantes-France), forward Mboungou Prestige (Diables Noirs) and defender Mapengo Sabin (RC Olimpique).

The first leg clash between Congo and Senegal will be played on Friday, 13 July at Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat in Brazzaville.

Senegal qualified for the last round after beating Egypt 7-6 in a penalty shootout after both rounds ended in goalless draws.

The two nations will lock horns for the return leg on the weekend of 20 – 22 July in Senegal.

The 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations will be held in Niger between February 24 and March 10, 2019.

The top four teams of the tournament will qualify to 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland between May 25 and June 16.

Congo Under-20 squad:

Goalkeepers: Ndinga Perrauld (Diables Noirs),Moungala Emmanuel (Tongo FC)

Defenders: Danga Guy Chancy (Cara),Otanga Jeorlon (AS Cheminot),Moundza Kevin (La Mancha),Malonga Hernest (CNFF),Engone Henock (JSP),Mapengo Sabin (RC Olimpique),Ngakosso  Alves (FC Kondzo),BoukakaJunior (JSP)

Midfielders: Kibakila Christ (Etoile du Congo),Kokolo Reich (CNFF),Tomandzoto Borel (RC Olimpique),Obambot Alex (FC Nantes – France),Mbo Etou Mignon (AS Otoho),Ossette Itali (Diables Noirs)

Forwards: Elenga Junior (FC Kondzo), Matondo Vardy (CNFF), Okouri Roland (Etoile du Congo), Makouana Beni (Diables Noirs), Louamba Racine (Cara), Mouniengule Junior (CNFF), Mboungou Prestige (Diables Noirs).

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