Over 30 Congolese football officials and players would be storming Nigeria today for the planned May 28 friendly with the Super Eagles in Port Harcourt.
Democratic Republic of Congo coach Florent Ikwange Ibenge named a team of 28 for a warm-up match against World Cup bound Nigeria some days back.
The tie will precede the Super Eagles’ final World Cup friendly against the Three Lions of England on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.
Ibenge, who also doubles up as the manager of Linafoot giants AS Vita Club, blended the squad with 11 home-based professionals with the rest being foreign-based.
Featuring prominently in the list is TP Mazembe prodigy Ben Malango, who is enjoying a scintillating form with the Ravens currently.
Also headlining the list is former Villareal goal-poacher Cedric Bakambu who has taken the Chinese topflight by storm with his scoring prowess.
Nigeria’s German manager Gernot Rohr named a 30-man provisional squad for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia.
The team will play DRC and England before it is trimmed to 23 for the final World Cup squad.
Nigeria have been drawn in Group D in Russia, alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia, who they open their tournament against in Kiliningrad on June 16.