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Ipswich Town defender Axel Tuanzebe wins first DR Congo cap with Wes Burns, Nathan Broadhead and Cameron Burgess on international duty





Ipswich Town defender Axel Tuanzebe won his first Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) cap as they drew 1-1 with Senegal in a FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying match last night.

The 26-year-old started and played the full game where Fiston Mayele’s 85th-minute equaliser cancelled out Ismalia Sarr’s opener in first half stoppage time.

Tuanzebe, who recently extended his contract for a further 12 months with the Blues after Town’s promotion-winning campaign, switched to his country of birth in March following caps with England at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level.

Axel Tuanzebe (central) won his first DR Congo cap last night. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Axel Tuanzebe (central) won his first DR Congo cap last night. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Meanwhile, Town winger Wes Burns played all of Wales’ goalless draw with Gibraltar last night as Nathan Broadhead was an unused substitute in the international friendly.

Elsewhere, Blues defender Cameron Burgess, who also extended his stay at Portman Road by another year, was an unused substitute in Australia’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Bangladesh yesterday.