AFCON 2019: Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany to sign DR Congo's Elia Meschak

AFCON 2019: Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany to sign DR Congo's Elia Meschak

Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Company is set to recruit two stars from Democratic Republic of Congo club TP Mazembe.

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The Brussels giants are to sign Meschak Elia and Arsene Zola from the Congolese side, with Mazembe already having confirmed the departure of the defender and forward on their website.

AFCON 2019: Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany to sign DR Congo's Elia Meschak

Meschak Elia Lina of DR Congo during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between DR Congo and Uganda at Cairo International Stadium on June 22, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt
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Meschak is part of DR Congo's 23-man AFCON squad in Egypt, that qualified for the last 16 after a hard fought battle in Group A against hosts Egypt, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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BBC (UK), reports he will head to Brussels straight from Cairo after Congo's AFonc campaign while Zola is said to be be due in the Belgian capital on Saturday, July 6.

Kompany who left Manchester City for Anderlecht, has already made a number of changes to the Belgian club, having already released 23-year-old Congolese Sylevetsr Ganvoula.

The Florent Imbenge tutored side made it to the knockout stage as best losers after hammering Warriors of Zimbabwe 4-0 in their final fixture.

Zola made a big impact during the Africa Confederations Cup in 2017 when Mazembe won the title.

However the 23-year-old was the reason DR Congo were expelled from the Olympic games qualifiers in April, after pushing his date of birth forward by a year to 1997.

The Leopards next face Madagascar's Barea in the AFCON last 16 in Alexandria on Sunday, July 7.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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