Yeni Ngbakoto celebrates DR Congo win

YENI Ngbakoto enjoyed a winning start to qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with DR Congo.

Ngbakoto, on target against Botswana last time out, was an unused substitute in Friday's 3-1 win over neighbours Congo Brazzaville in the sides’ Group G opener.

Two goals from Cedric Bakambu either side of Thievy Bifouma’s first-half equaliser put the hosts in front, before Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba secured all three points in the final minute.

Meanwhile, R’s team-mate Pawel Wszolek wasn’t involved for Poland on Saturday in their 3-1 win over Romania on Saturday.