Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has been included in the Democratic Republic of Congo squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Angola later this month. The 23-year-old has represented England at youth level since 2005, having captained the Under-12s, won the Victory Shield with the U16s, and turned out for the U17s, U19s and U21s. Last month Afobe revealed that a lack of chances to make England’s senior squad could lead him to turn to the country of his parents. DR Congo coach, Florent Ibenge, has now handed him a maiden call-up in a 32-man provisional squad for the Group B fixtures at home on 26 March and away in Lubango three days later. Afobe holds dual nationality and has not played for England’s senior side, making him eligible for the Leopards – once an application has been made to FIFA and approved.