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Grady Diangana makes DR Congo debut as Semi Ajayi earns Nigeria minutes

A close up picture of Grady Diangana's face

Grady Diangana made his senior international debut on Friday night for Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Baggies winger came on in the 63rd minute of their 1-1 draw with New Zealand in a friendly which was contested in Spain.

DR Congo took the lead just moments into the second 45 courtesy of Cedric Bakambu, but the All Whites equalised in injury time when former Albion forward Chris Wood converted from the penalty spot.

Diangana’s nation are back in action on Tuesday afternoon when they face Angola in a friendly in Portugal.

Elsewhere, defender Semi Ajayi completed 90 minutes for Nigeria who drew 2-2 with Saudi Arabia in a practice match.

Ajayi’s Super Eagles took on the side who famously beat eventual FIFA World Cup winners Argentina in Qatar last year at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão in Portugal.

Nigeria’s goals were scored by Abdulelah Al Amri (OG) and Kelechi Iheanacho, while Saudi Arabia’s came courtesy of Salman Al Faraj and Mohamed Kanno.

The Baggies man will hope to feature again when his country play Mozambique on Monday.

Finally, midfielder Jayson Molumby was an unused substitute for the Republic of Ireland who suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Greece in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying.

First-half efforts from Georgios Giakoumakis and Georgios Masouras did the damage for the visitors at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Molumby’s nation are back in qualifying action on Monday night when they host group minnows Gibraltar.

  • Diangana
  • Ajayi
  • Molumby