Our top scorer last season, Assombalonga was named in the provisional squad, which has been trimmed down to 23 players for the tournament which gets underway in Egypt next week. 

The Leopards completed their preparations for this year's tournament yesterday with their second friendly - a 1-1 draw with Kenya. 

Assombalonga was brought on with a little over 15 minutes left as Arthur Masuaku scored a late leveller for DR Congo. 

DR Congo face Uganda in their first group stage match, followed by hosts Egypt and Zimbabwe.