DR Congo publish Afcon 2013 squad

The Leopards will be going to the upcoming showpiece with most of the players that helped the outfit qualify for the tournament

The Democratic Republic of Congo coach Claude Le Roy retained almost the entire group that participated in the qualifying campaign of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

CAF Champions League 2009 and 2010 winners TP Mazembe furnished five players, the highest number of players from a club, to the Leopards, including Caf's 2009 Best African Player on the continent Tresor Mputu.

Drawn in Group B, DR Congo will open with a clash against Ghana on January 20 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The Central Africans are returning to the continental scene after six years of absence.


Name Club
 Landu Bakala  FC MK
 Robert Kidiaba  TP Mazembe
 Parfait Mandanda  Charleroi
 Jean Kasusula  TP Mazembe
 Larrys Mabiala  Kardemir
 Chancel Mbemba  Anderlecht
 Issama Mpeko  V Club
 Cedric Mongongu  Evian
 Landry Mulemo  Courtrai
 Gabriel Zakuani  Peterborough
 Alain Kaluyituka  Al Ahli
 Deo Kanda  TP Mazembe
 Youssouf Mulumbu  West Bromwich
 Cedric Makiadi  Freiburg
 Kisombe Makuntima  Motema Pembe
 Matumona Zola  RAEC Mons
 Tresor Mputu  TP Mazembe
 Manzia Budje  Shark XI
 Yves Diba  Najran SC
 Patou Kabangu  TP Mazembe
 Tresor Lomana Lualua  Kardemir
 Dieumerci Mbokani  Anderlecht
 Luvumbu Nzinga  Rojolu