Congo Brazzaville captain Prince Oniangué and his deputy Delvin Ndinga have reportedly retired from international football following a 2-0 defeat to Zimbabwe on Sunday.
The Red Devils failed to qualify for the 2019 Afcon as they needed a victory in the match.
According to the Central African media organisation, Agence d’Information d’Afrique Centrale, Oniangue, 30, and N’Dinga, 31, have decided to concentrate on club football after serving their nation for the past decade.
Oniangue plays for Caen in France’s Ligue 1 while N’Dinga is at Sivasspor in the Turkish top flight league.
The pair has been in the national team since 2008 and was part of the squad that qualified to 2015 Afcon finals held in Equatorial Guinea.