Cup hero Kamudimba set for Congo recall

September 27, 2005

KINSHASA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Jean-Paul Kamudimba is set for a recall to the Democratic Republic of Congo's World Cup squad after his goal for Grimsby Town last week knocked Tottenham Hotspur out of the English League Cup.

Coach Claude Le Roy said on Tuesday he would name the 23-year-old defender later this week in his squad for the country's final World Cup qualifier away to South Africa on October 8.

Kamudimba scored a dramatic late winner for his fourth division side in their 1-0 win over three-times winners Tottenham in the second round of the League Cup last Tuesday.

Kamudimba, formerly with Nice in France's Ligue 1, won the last of his six caps for the Congo at the 2004 African Nations Cup finals in Tunisia.

Le Roy said there would also be a recall for winger Marcel Mbayo and defender Herve Lembi, who both missed the 2-1 win over the Cape Verde Islands in Kinshasa in the country's last qualifier.

The Congolese still have a mathematical chance of qualifying for the World Cup finals but must beat South Africa handsomely and hope that Group Two leaders Ghana lose heavily to the Cape Verde Islands.