Hearts of oak left back Raddy Hokemba Ovouka has been handed his first ever call up into the Congo Brazzaville national team ahead of their upcoming AFCON qualifiers which comes off later this month.
The highly rated defender has been sensational in the ongoing Ghana premier league for Hearts of Oak dropping Ghana U-23 star William Denkyi to be the first choice on the left side of defence for the Phobians.
The 20 year old defender has been outstanding and keeps improving every week notably against their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko in Accra. He set up Joseph Esso’s equaliser with a teasing cross from the left flanks.
The Red Devils are preparing for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against eSwatini in a double header on March 26 with the return leg coming up four days later.
Head coach Candido Valdo earlier today released his 23 man list for the double header including skipper Thievy Bifouma, Ovouka and others. Below is the full squad:
MAFOUMBI Christoffer (FC Morecambe/England)
OFOUYA Erwann (AS Blainville/Canada)
OMBANDZA Joe (CARA Brazaville)
MAYEMBO Fernand (Le Havre/France)
KIBAMBA Baron (FC Séville B/Spain)
ITOUA Béranger (Sohar/Oman)
ATONI MAVOUNGOU Cosme (JST)
TSOUKA Ravy (Helsingborgs/Sweden)
MOUANDZA MAPATA Prince (Diables Noirs)
HOKEMBA OVOUKA Rady (Accra Hearts of OAK/Ghana)
MAGNOKELE BISSIKI Dimitri (AS Otohô)
LOUSSOUKOU Junior Amour (Stade Tunisien/Tunisia)
GOTENI Randy (Dunkerque/France)
MAKOUTA Gaius (Beroe Stara Zagora/Bulgaria)
ITALI OSSETE Harvy (Diables Noirs)
1MAKIESSE Junior (US Tataouine/Tunisia)
BINGUILA Hardy (Diables Noirs)
ANDZOUANA Yhoan (KSV Roeselare/Belgium)
BIFOUMA Thievy (Yeni Malatyaspor/Turkey)
NDOCKYT Merveil (NK Osijek/Croatia)
TCHIBOTA Mavis (Ludogorets Razgrad/Bulgaria)
GANVOULA Silvère (VfL Bochum/Germany)
IBARA Prince Vinny (Germinal Beerschot/Belgium).
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim