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Chancel Mbemba kicks off Newcastle international week with a defeat – 27 more to go

5 years ago

After being left out by Rafa Benitez in recent matches for Newcastle, things didn’t improve for Chancel Mbemba on Tuesday night.

The defender last played for Newcastle in the 2-0 defeat by Wolves last month and it was a shock loss for Chancel Mbemba and his DR Congo teammates this time.

At home against Kenya in a friendly, DR Congo were expected to comfortably win, but after wasting a host of chances in the first half they were sunk by a sucker punch as Michael Olunga scored the only goal of the game to give Kenya a shock 1-0 win.

Chancel Mbemba and his international colleagues only have one more friendly in November before they they depart fro the African Nations Cup in the new year.

The likes of Atsu, Lazaar, Diame and Mbemba are all set to miss a bunch of crucial games in the middle of the season, with their international commitments.

DR Congo 0 Kenya 1

DR Congo starting 11 last night: Kiassumbua Joel (Matampi Ley,), Zakuani Gabriel (C), Oualembo Christopher, Mbemba Chancel, Nsimba Vital, Maghoma Jacques, Mulumba Remi,  Mpoku Paul, Botaka Jordan, Mubele Firman, Bolingi Jonathan

This is the full list of remaining matches in this international break and the players involved:

Wednesday 5 October

England Under 20s v Holland (Adam Armstrong & Callum Roberts)

Iceland v Scotland Under 21s (Kyle Cameron)

Thursday 6 October

Cuba v USA (DeAndre Yedlin)

Ireland v Georgia (Ciaran Clark)

Austria v Wales (Paul Dummett)

Moldova v Serbia (Aleksandar Mitrovic)

Friday 7 October

Holland v Belarus (Siem de Jong & Vurnon Anita)

Ghana v Uganda (Christian Atsu)

Belgium v Bosnia (Matz Sels)

England Under 20s v Germany (Adam Armstrong & Callum Roberts)

Saturday 8 October

Gabon v Morocco (Achraf Lazaar)

DR Congo v Libya (Chancel Mbemba)

Scotland v Lithuania (Grant Hanley & Matt Ritchie)

Kazakhstan v England Under 21s (Isaac Hayden & Freddie Woodman)

Sunday 9 October

Moldova v Ireland (Ciaran Clark)

Wales v Georgia (Paul Dummett)

Serbia v Georgia (Aleksandar Mitrovic)

Monday 10 October

Holland v France (Siem de Jong & Vurnon Anita)

Senegal v Cape Verde (Mohamed Diame)

Gibraltar v Belgium (Matz Sels)

England Under 20s v USA (Adam Armstrong & Callum Roberts)

Tuesday 11 October

Slovakia v Scotland (Grant Hanley & Matt Ritchie)

Morocco v Canada (Achraf Lazaar)

South Africa v Ghana (Christian Atsu)

England Under 21s v Bosnia (Isaac Hayden & Freddie Woodman)

Iceland v Scotland Under 21s (Kyle Cameron)

Wednesday 12 October

USA v New Zealand (DeAndre Yedlin)


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