Photo: Leeds ace Botaka with Crystal Palace and Birmingham City stars

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Leeds United's Jordan Botaka is off on international duty.


Leeds United new boy Jordan Botaka is off on international duty and has been catching up with fellow English based stars.

Botaka signed from Dutch side Excelsior on transfer deadline day, the much anticipated next step in his promising career.

He has travelled to Belgium for a friendly match against Nigeria taking place this Wednesday, a good opportunity for both sides to showcase their players.

Botaka sent a message on twitter alongside Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie and Birmingham City ace Jacques Maghoma, as they begin to prepare for the midweek fixture.

DR Congo also have a friendly game against Gabon on Monday night. Botaka, 22, has made just two appearances for Leeds since signing, and fans will simply hope he returns in full health.

Fact file

- DR Congo are ranked 60th in the FIFA World Rankings.

- This is above countries including Paraguay (61), Serbia (63), and China (81).

- They are in a group with Angola, Central African Republic, and Madagascar, attempting to qualify for the 2017 African Nations Cup.

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