The delegation of the Senior National Team of Democratic Republic of Congo, Simba is already in Port Harcourt ahead of Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Send Forth encounter with the Super Eagles.

Ranked 38 in the world (nine places ahead of three–time African champions Nigeria), the Simba themselves came very close to qualifying for Russia 2018 before conceding to Tunisia.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike will be chief host as the Super Eagles test their strength against the feisty visitors at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Monday.

Monday’s clash will be the seventh official clash between both countries.

The most famous encounter was the Africa Cup of Nations battle in sunny Dire Dawa, Ethiopia in March 1976.

A young Eagles squad overhauled defending champions DR Congo (then Zaire) by four goals to two.

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DR CONGO SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Joel Kiassumbua, Anthony Mossi, Kalambayi Auguy

Defenders/Midfielders: Issama Mpeko, Glody Ngonda, Wilfried Moke, Christian Luyindama, Yannick Bangala, Chancel Mbemba, Aaron Tshibola, Paul-Jose Mpoku, Gael Kakuta, Kevin Mondeko, Arsene Zola, Bobo Ungenda, Padou Bompunga, Lema Mabidi, Fabrice Ngoma, Harrison Manzala, Nelson Munganga

Forwards: Chadrac Akolo, Cedric Bakambu, Britt Assombalonga, Benik Afobe, Kabongo Kasongo, Ben Malango, Ricky Tulengi, Firmin Mubele

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