Defender Jordan Iroko, who has represented France at various youth levels, has been included in the squad after FIFA sanctioned his switch to play for the Leopards. Eight of the squad ply their trade in the DR Congo league with CAF Confederation Cup winners, TP Mazembe contributing five of them.
Making their third success appearance at the flagship continental football championship since 2013, the Leopards will have to contend with holders Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco and Togo in Group C, with Oyem as their base.
Goalkeepers: Matampi Vumi Ley (DCMP), Kudimbana Nicaise (Antwerp, Belgium), Kiassumbua Joel (Whollen FC, Switzerland)
Defenders: Issama Mpeko Djo (TP Mazembe), Ikoko Jordan (Guingamp, France), Bope Bokadi Merveille (TP Mazembe), Tisserand Marcel (Ingolstadt, Germany), Zakuani Gabriel (Peterborough, England), Luyindama Nekadio (TP Mazembe), N’sakala Fabrice (Alanyaspor, Turkey), N’simba Vital (Bourg-en-bresse, France), Lomalisa Mutambala (AS Vita)
Midfielders: Mulumba Remy (Gazele Ajaccio, France), Mbemba Chancel (Newcastle, England), Kamavuaka Wilson (Panetolikos, Greece), Youssuf Mulumbu (Norwich City, England), Maghoma Jacques (Birmingham, England), Bijimine Kabasele Jonathan (Cordoba, Spain), Mpoku Paul-Jose (Panathinaikos, Greece), Kage Herve (KV Courtrai, Belgium),
Kebano Neeskens (Fulham, England)
Forwards: Botaka Jordan (Charlton, England), Mubele Ndombe Firmin (Al Ahli Doha, Qatar), Tulengi Sindani Ricky (DCMP), Junior Kabananga (Astana, Kazakhstan), Afobe Benik (Bournemouth, England), Bokila Jeremy (Al Kharaitiyat, Qatar), Meschack Elia (TP Mazembe), Bakambu Cedric (Villareal, Spain), Mbokani Bezua Dieumerci (Hull City, England), Bolingi Mpangi Jonathan (TP Mazembe)