Forest will fear missing the player during the African Cup of Nations next year.
The Democratic Republic of Congo will have to do without Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani after he quit the national team.
Crystal Palace star Yannick Bolasie starred for the DR Congo on Thursday.
Leeds and Newcastle new boys Jordan Botaka and Chancel Mbemba scored on international duty.
Congo DR, Ghana, Mali and Niger are in Group B of the African Cup of Nations and their involvement has either directly or indirectly affected teams such as Bristol City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Birmingham City, West Ham, Fulham, Wolves, Crewe Alexandra, Brighton & HA, Peterbrough, Doncaster Rovers, Burton Albion and Watford.