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Bolasie Gets Congo Call-Up

16 March 2016

Yannick Bolasie has been selected in the DR Congo squad for their Africa Nations Cup qualifying double header against Angola.

The Palace winger will head off to his homeland following this weekend's Premier League game against Leicester City to try and help his nation secure a spot in the finals in Gabon next year.

The Leopards host Angola in Kinshasa a week after Bolasie's Eagles take on the Foxes at Selhurst Park, before travelling for the away match in Luanda three days later.

Angola currently top the qualification group having taken four points from their first two games, with DR Congo sitting in third spot after beating Madagascar and losing to the Central African Republic last year.

The two upcoming matches should see the 26-year-old add to his collection of 24 caps, during which time he has six goals.

He is joined in the squad by fellow English-based players Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United), Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United), Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich City), Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City), Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich City) and Bournemouth's Benik Afobe who could win his first cap.

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