Jordan Botaka, who is on loan at Charlton Athletic from Leeds United, is delighted to have helped DR Congo qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations.

The winger has struggled to enjoy memorable moments at club level over the last year, but he made it a night to remember when he helped DR Congo see off the Central African Republic 4-1.

Botaka provided the assist for his side to make it 3-1, while he then chipped in with a goal of his own two minutes from time, showing composure to beat the goalkeeper when put through one-on-one.

And the Leeds contracted winger is now relishing next year's tournament.

Botaka wrote on Twitter: "Happy to be qualified for the AFCON2017 with my country Congo DR!!!


"Great win, happy with my goal and assist!!!"

Botaka chose to represent the Netherlands at Under-19 level on the international stage, but opted for DR Congo when he progessed to the senior ranks, making his debut for the African country in 2015.

The 2017 African Cup of Nations will be hosted by Gabon and kick off on 14th January, running until 5th February.

If selected in the DR Congo squad, Botaka will be out of action for Charlton Athletic while his country compete.