Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila presented the country’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) winners with a fleet of high-end 4x4s on Tuesday. Kabila symbolically handed over keys to the top of the range cars to DR Congo captain Joel Kimwaki and coach Florent Ibenge at a ceremony in Kinshasa.
This is a big one for the players, they will surely get motivated to perform even better. DR Congo became the first country to win the CHAN, which is reserved for players who play in national leagues, twice after success in the inaugural competition in 2009.
Despite its vast natural resources DR Congo is one of the least developed countries in the world with 77.2% of the population surviving on less than $1.90 (1.68 euros) a day, according to the latest figures from the World Bank.