After getting injured just a few days after completing a move to Porto at the end of July, Chancel Mbemba has now missed out on a place in their 25-man squad for the Champions League group stages.
The 24-year old was left on crutches just 48 hours after arriving in Portugal, getting injured in his opening appearance for the club in a pre-season friendly – and it turns out he’s still out injured.
There’s no date set for his return and he’s yet to make a competitive appearance for Porto six weeks on from signing – with him now missing out on their squad for the Champions League group stages as a result.
He’s also missed out on DR Congo’s latest squad for the international break as a result, with them due to play Liberia in their African Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.
Hopefully he can get back fit soon and become a success at Porto – although it will be a real blow for him to miss out on the Champions League, with this likely to be one of the main things that attracted him to the club.
Lista jogadores fase de grupos @ChampionsLeague
Lista A: Casillas, Vaná, Maxi, Éder, Felipe, Telles, Jorge, Óliver, Herrera, Danilo, Bazoer, Otávio, Sérgio, Hernâni, Brahimi, Aboubakar, Marega, Corona, Adrián e A. Pereira
Lista B: D. Costa, Chidozie, Leite e Bruno #UCL #FCPorto pic.twitter.com/jnFWwEm4Uf
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) September 3, 2018
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