Leeds United fringe player Jordan Botaka called up for important international clash

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

The winger has six caps and two goals for DR Congo, but never in an official fixture.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the matchLeeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

Leeds United’s season is over but some of the club’s players are still in international action.

The club have the likes of Chris Wood captaining New Zealand in the OFC Nations Cup and Stuart Dallas on his way to the European Championships.

A fringe player has also been called up to international action.

Jordan Botaka has been confirmed as in the 25-man Democratic Republic of Congo squad for the upcoming African Nations Cup qualifying match with Madagascar in Antananarivo.

As reported by Adiac-Congo his appearance in the squad is significant as it is the first time Botaka has been called up for a non-friendly appearance for DR Congo.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka in action against Middlesbrough's George FriendLeeds United's Jordan Botaka in action against Middlesbrough's George Friend

Botaka came on as a sub in the friendly with Romania this week, his sixth cap for the African country. He has even notched two goals for his country but so far has failed to appear in an official FIFA sanctioned fixture. If he plays v Madagascar that could all be about to change.

This is important as Botaka has dual citizenship, having played for the Netherlands under-19s.

If he features for Congo this week he will be devoted to an international career with The Leopards.

Botaka will be hoping to feature and star, giving whoever his Leeds boss is next season some food for thought over the summer.

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