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DR Congo coach refuses to accept under-dog tag at 2013 AFCON

Posted On Friday, 30th November 2012
DR Congo coach refuses to accept under-dog tag at 2013 AFCON

DR Congo coach Claude Leroy

DR Congo coach Claude Leroy has rejected the ‘under-dog’ tag given his team for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Leopards are drawn in Group B alongside four-time champions Ghana, Mali and Niger for the tournament that kicks off on January 19 in South Africa.

Many have predicted a first round exit for Leroy’s team with the Black Stars and Mali the more preferred choice to get out of the group which will be based in Port Elizabeth.

But the Frenchman wants to hear nothing of DR Congo being the dark horse of the tournament.

“Please, please, please,” he said when asked about his side’s chances in Group B.

“We were ranked 129 when I took over, now we have just broken into the top 100. We’re in a group with Ghana and Mali.

“If we qualify for the second round it will be the beginning of a beautiful dream.

“If you are looking for favourites and dark horses, you have to look elsewhere.”

The Congolese begin their campaign with a tough group opener against Ghana on January 20 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Source: MTNFootball.com

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. KWAME PITO says:

    I am very afraid of this coach oo. Appiah if we come up against congo please be very vigilant. I have a feeling they will overtake mali in the groups.
    He knows Ghana and the blackstars and he will motivate Congo to fight us very well. Look what this sneaky traitor zambia coach did to us after we have given him all the experience. asem oo

  2. SADC says:

    Zambia has always been beating BS before Renard knew there was a continent called Africa!

  3. Ded Boi says:

    before the 2012 nations cup Ghana beat Zambia by 4-0 in london

    • FROM ZAMBIA WITH LOVE says:

      @Ded Boi my brother, looks like you havent been fed with the correct info over that game. Zambia only travelled with less than 6 local players; the rest of the team was made up of college students based in london. this was due to the terrible arrangements by the local FA. I strongly believe you know that ghana ALWAYS finds it HARD to subdue the zambian team from time in memorial.

      • zambia is our toilet hole says:

        Don’t say this,Ghana never played with her best players in the last Afcon and the last world cup qualifier which Zambia won and subjected our team to physical beating by Zambian fans and police.Why don’t you stop the noise then that Zambia has won over Ghana?On your side you played with School boys right?Whether old men or kindergarten,Ghana beat Zambia 4 to 0 which is remains a record and this record is going to repeat itself in any encounter against Zambia at any moment the two countries meet from now on.Mark it and stop your noise.

    • bullmaan says:

      It was 4-1, for the record it was not the Zambia national soccer team but a team made up of Zambian students based in the uk plus a 7 local players most of the zambian players were not given visas to enter the uk in the end ghana played mostly against Zambian students based there.I gues thats the only way ghana can beat zambia by playing against students.

      • Truth hurts says:

        Guys please lets not talk about friendlies cos Zambia also beat BS 3-0 in lusaka…We talking about competitive matches where neither team is experimenting and Zambia is still on top.

    • Cape town says:

      Look at the head to head stats….Zed is ahead anyways its only 49 days b4 AFCON nd history will repeat itself.

  4. selfmade says:

    Le roy can do shit!! Wasn’t he the coach of the congolesse when we drew with them in kinshasha and then finished them off in kumasi during the 2006 worldcup qualifers!! He just talk and nothing else!! I have noticed one thing about leroy and that’s,his former team or country are always able to beat him and this happens even he was Ghana when the cameroonians beat us in accra during the 2008 afcon!!! We can beat him if our coaches do their homework very well!! Appiah should be confident and prove to this frenchman that he is nothing special because afterall he couldn’t do nothing perfumed with the bswith all the quality and talent at his disposal during his stay in ghana!!! If a coach talks too much during such encounters,then it means he is scared and this alone should give us the upperhand to smack their small asses!!! Viva the revolutioncioooooooooo!!!!!

  5. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    hahaha camon man congo is nt a team to fear! dey were at war wen we were buildin da ghanaian football.ignore le roy if he knws us we also knw him it is up to kwasi appiah

  6. Apong says:

    D you know dat Congo nd Zambia are neighbours?

  7. Congoman says:

    Yes Ghana people talk the talk, walk the walk. Remember the finale of CHAN’2009 in Cote D’Ivoire?.Again remember you labeled our Zambian neighbors as under-dogs!, look how Zambia has humiliated your Black Stars lately?.
    Ghana last won a cup in African football in 1982.It proves to us that you people play football with your MOUTHS.
    And if you think Leroy is talking nonsense then wait until we get hold of your Black Stars in South Africa next month.

  8. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    The Time is coming so you Zambians or Congolese just hold on .Ghana is coming and this is the name when mentioned all knees kneel,all hearts shake all mouths shout all eyes open and all souls bow.We remain quiet till the day itself comes.

  9. Congoman says:

    LOOOOOOL.Here comes more blah-blah-blah. With what players and coach??.
    Congo-Kinshasa will do to you what Zambia did to you.
    Your black Stars will bow and kneel to us like you bowed and kneeled to the Chipolopolo Boys from Zambia.
    Listen I’m a Congolese from Mbuji-mayi in Kasai Region of DRC where the Diamond comes from, but I admire Zambia national team THE WAY they whip the so called Giant in African football. LoLo-Lolo.

  10. Obbie says:

    Congo and my Chipolopoo play the same type of football. If you are thinking that you can easily beat Mputu, forget Ghana. Zambians we celebrated when we were not pit in the same group with Congo because we did not want to play out brothers and our brother are getting tips from renard, Sunzu, Kalaba on how to drop Ghana to where they belong.

  11. Zambia is our toilet hole says:

    CONGO? EVEN IF GHANA SLEEP WE CAN STILL BEAT CONGO 4 :O.ZAMBIA WERE ONLY LUCKY TO GET LONE GOALS AGAINST GHANA TEAM B IN TWO ENCOUNTERS RECENTLY.MARK IT ON THE WALL,IF CONGO OR ZAMBIA BEAT GHANA AGAIN IN THIS COMING TOURNAMENT,WE SHALL STOP PLAYING FOOTBALL.CONGO?BRING TEAMS TO PLAY FOOTBALL ,LET ALONE TALKING ABOUT CONGO.FOR ZAMBIA JUST GO ON WITH YOUR SWOLLEN HEADEDNESS.YOU WILL SMELL HOT PEPPER IN DUE TIME.





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