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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.



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