CONGO COACH NAMES SQUAD FOR UGANDA
Congo Brazzaville team that lost 2-1 to Kenya the AFCON 2017 QUALIFIERS IN NAIROBI.
Congo Brazzaville coach Pierre Lechantre has named a team of 38 for upcoming 2018 World Cup group “E” qualifier away to Uganda at Namboole stadium, Saturday, November 12.
The “Red devils”, lost 2-1 at home to Egypt in their opening group match on October 9, and the 66-year old Frenchman will be hoping to get their campaign back on track when they travel to Kampala.
France based striker, Thievy Bifouma, is among notable faces in the list, alongside skipper Prince Oniague of Wolverhampton and Fabrice Nguessi Ondama, who has had a good season with CAF champions league semi-finalists Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
Uganda, who held Ghana to a barren draw in Tamale, will prepare for the match with a friendly against 2012 AFCON winners Zambia on November 12.
Congo have never qualified for the World Cup; they failed to make it to AFCON 2017 in Gabon.
The Full Squad:
Goalkeepers: Wolfrigon Mongodza (Diables-Noirs), Pavelh Ndzila (Etoile du Congo), Gildas Mouyabi (Lamancha)
Defenders: Boris Moubhio, Carof Bakoua, Junior Epako, Gloire Yila Dibata (AC Leopards de Dolisie), Francis Okombi, Imouele Ngampio (JST), Dalvidy Ondzani (Etoile du Congo), Beranger Itoua (Cara), Saboukoulou (Patronage Sainte-Anne), Sagesse Babele (Diables Noirs), Guy Ndanga (JSP), Baudry Marvin (Zulte Waregem/ Begique), Arnold Bouka Moutou (Dijon/France), Christopher Samba (Panathinaikos/Greece)
Midfielders: Dua Stanislas Ankira (AC Leopards de Dolisie), Duvald Ngoma (ASP), Kessel Tsiba Moukassa (Diables Noirs), Wilfrid Nkaya (JST), Alexandre Obambo (AS Cheminots), Giovanni Elvia Ipamy (Manga Sport/Gabon), Mervail Ndockyt (Tirana/Albania), Jordan Massengo (Union Saint Gilloise/ Belgium), Fabrice Nguessi Ondoma (Waydad Casablanca), Dzon Delarge (Osmanlispor/Turkey), Delvin Ndinga (Locomotive Moscow/Russia), Prince Oniangue (Wolverhampton/England)
Strikers: Guy Mbenza, Benny Boliko (JSP), Ismael Ankobo (ASK), Jacques Medina (La Djiri), Dore Ferebory (SCO Angers/ France), Thievy Bifouma (Bastia/France), Prince Vini Ibara (Club Bizertin/ Tunisia), Sylvere Ganvoula Mboussy (Waterloo/ Belgium), Olongo Cedrick (Bng).
Uganda Cranes regional tour of Kampala: Uganda vs Kampala region select on Saturday 5th Nov, 2016 at Wankulukuku
International friendly: Uganda vs Zambia 8th November at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualfier-Africa Zone: Uganda vs Congo Brazzaville on 12th November at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Charges: 25,000/-, 60,000/- and 150,000/-
Algerian match officials for Uganda vs Congo Brazzaville;
Referee: Abid Charef Mehdi
Assistant Referee 1: Etchiali Abdelhak
Assistant Referee 2: Gourari Mokrane
Fourth Official: Necib Redouane
Referee Assessor: Kalombo Bester (Malawi)
Commissioner: Habimana Aimable (Burundi)
List of the foreign based players
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal Magola
Defenders.:Denis Iguma, Walusimbi Godffrey, Isaac Isinde, Murshid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi, Mike Azira
Midfielders: Shafic Batambuze,Godffrey Baba Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya ,Khalid Aucho
Strikers: Faruku Miya, Yunus Sentamu, William Kizito Luwagga and Geoffrey Massa
The 22 Local Based players
Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Ismail Watenga
Defenders: Nicholas Wadada, Denis Okot , Joseph Nsubuga, Hassan Wasswa, Joseph Ochaya, Kasagga Richard , Awanyi Timoth , Halid Lwaliwa
Midfileders:Muzamil Mutyaba, Kizito Keziron, Sadam Juma, Shafic Kajimu,Lwesibawa Godffrey, Kayiwa Allan, Vitalis Tabu Abdul Malik,
Strikers: Muhammad Shaban, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Edrisa Lubega, Erisa Sekisambu, Derrick Nsibambi