Following the Democratic Republic of Congo national team’s elimination by Morocco from the final playoff round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, star forward Cédric Bakambu lashed out at the team’s lack of proper preparation and facilities and now it appears the Olympique Marseille player’s criticisms are affirmed. In a podcast, deputy Secretary General of the Congolese Association Football Federation (FECOFA), Patou Mangenda, accused the country’s Ministry of Sport for the issues by claiming that preparations for both legs of the tie were in the hands of the ministry.
Mangenda claimed that the hospitality set up by the ministry was second rate with improper hotel accommodations among many complaints, and that this was a substantial reason for the poor performances in the 5-2 aggregate defeat. Foot RDC has more in the link below.
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