Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | CHAN 2016

DRC remain focused - Mutubile



DR Congo coach Santos Mutubile says his team has not been distracted by its recent logistical woes at their CHAN training camp in Polokwane.

Last Friday, the 2009 CHAN champions were reportedly evicted from their team hotel over non-payment of bills after exhausting their US$60 000 fund, which the country’s FA borrowed from a consortium of local traders.

However, the DR Congo government came to the teams' rescue over the weekend reportedly releasing US$300 000 for the side to use.

"For me, money comes later. This is a medium to help these young people to be well prepared but I know they are mature enough to overcome this," Mutubile said.

DR Congo were the first team to arrive in South Africa ahead of the January 11 CHAN kickoff after arriving in Johannesburg on December 29.

They are in Group D alongside Gabon, Mauritania and Burundi.

DR Congo coach Santos Mutubile says his team has not been distracted by its recent logistical woes at their CHAN training camp in Polokwane.

Last Friday, the 2009 CHAN champions were reportedly evicted from their team hotel over non-payment of bills after exhausting their US$60 000 fund, which the country’s FA borrowed from a consortium of local traders.

However, the DR Congo government came to the teams' rescue over the weekend reportedly releasing US$300 000 for the side to use.

"For me, money comes later. This is a medium to help these young people to be well prepared but I know they are mature enough to overcome this," Mutubile said.

DR Congo were the first team to arrive in South Africa ahead of the January 11 CHAN kickoff after arriving in Johannesburg on December 29.

They are in Group D alongside Gabon, Mauritania and Burundi.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
EPL refs in the spotlight this week
This week two of the English Premier League (EPL) “elite” referees will feature heavily in very...

Neil Tovey
The measure of Mashamaite
I attended the Kaizer Chiefs Awards and witnessed Tefu Mashamaite hand over his Player of the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Who will challenge Chelsea?
Gary Neville has said the challenge for next season will be to how to stop Chelsea.

Carol Radull
I want more for Arsenal
Arsenal and Aston Villa are the only English Premier League clubs whose season haven’t ended.

Sunday Oliseh
Soccer stars, spend wisely on family
Emmanuel Adebayor has been very vocal lately in condemning his family of ingratitude.

Segun Odegbami
Three headaches for Juventus
An estimated 400 million audience around the world are glued to their television sets. I am sitting...