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Bolasie Helps DR Congo To Cameroon Draw

10 June 2015


Yannick Bolasie won his 17th cap for the Democratic Republic of Congo as they prepared for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign by drawing 1-1 with Cameroon.

After seeing their scheduled game against Burkina Faso last Wednesday cancelled, Bolasie scored a hat-trick for the Leopards in a 14-0 victory against a Belgian fifth division side, but they faced a tougher test in the form of the Indomitable Lions three days later.

The Eagles winger played all 90 minutes of the friendly in Mons as his side took the lead through Jordan Botaka but Henri Bedimo equalised just before half-time. DR Congo now travel back home to Kinshasa where they will face Madagascar in their opening 2017 AFCON qualifier on Sunday.

Another Palace player in international action was James McArthur who played 45 minutes in Scotland's 1-0 win against Qatar at Hibernian's Easter Road last Friday.

The midfielder was involved in the move that saw Matt Richie score the only goal of the game as Gordon Strachan's side continued their preparations for their Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Barry Bannan was an unused sub during the encounter.

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