Geoffrey Kondogbia is set to make his international debut for Central African Republic after switching allegiances from France last month.
Injury curtailed his first opportunity to represent the country last month against Guinea, with CAR losing 1-0.
Kondogbia made five friendly appearances for France, but only a competitive cap ties a player’s international future to a certain country.
Kondogbia’s brother Evans Kondogbia also played for CAR, making five appearances.
The Valencia holding midfielder is one of 14 overseas players selected by Raoul Savoy for their AFCON Qualifying double header against group favourites Cote D’Ivoire.
CAR sit third, winning one game against Rwanada and losing one game against Guinea. Guinea sit in first, with two wins from two.
Goalkeepers: Geoffrey Lembet (unattached), Elvis Samolah (Les anges de Fatima), Samolah Prince (SCAF)
Defenders: Cédric Yambere (Dijon, France), Eloge Enza-Yamissi (unattached), St-Cyr Ngam NGgam (DFC8), Thibault Ban (Les anges de Fatima), Manassé Enza-Yamssi (Annecy, France), Fernander Kassai (FC Tobol, Kazakhstan), Nicaise Zimbori (Coton Sport, Cameroon), Salif Keita (Erbil, Iraq),
Midfielders: Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia, Spain), Franklin Anzite (PKNP, Malaysia), Amos Youga (Le Havre, France), Vivien Mabide (Tétouan, Morocco), David Manga (Levadiakos, Greece), Trésor Toropite and, Junior Gourrier (both DFC8), Ralph Kottoy, (Petrocub, Moldava)
Forwards: Foxi Kethevoama (Balikesirsport, Turkey), Frédéric Nimami (Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland), Louis Mafouta (Chambly, France), Hilaire Momi and Quentin Ngakoutou (both unattached)