DRC coach LeRoy quits

Posted: 18 January 2013 Time: 09:35 am

Claude LeRoy has reportedly quit his post as coach of DR Congo just three days before his team’s first match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Frenchman is frustrated at what was termed “poor tournament management”, with the issue of win bonuses apparently central to the disruptions within the camp.

LeRoy handed a letter of resignation to the DR Congo football association on Thursday night, with his assistant, Sebastian Migne, also leaving his post.

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It is unclear whether the move is an attempt to force the hand of the association, but it has left the country’s preparations in tatters.

LeRoy is one of the most experienced coaches in African football and would have been appearing in his seventh Nations Cup finals.

With the top two men in the technical team gone, it is unclear now who is leading the side in training leading up to the Ghana clash.

DR Congo are in Group D along with the Black Stars, Mali and Niger and are based in Port Elizabeth.

Article by: Mzansi Football

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Previous comments on this story...

deBuc
posted: 09:41 am
Tjoo jaa nee!!!! An ugly pig we have here......
Iscefe esimnandi
posted: 09:42 am
MXM thats what european coaches do to you if you worship them.We have been preaching of giving local coaches a chance also.Look now,i dont think a citizen of DRC would have done such damage to his country even if the football association had stayed 2 months without paying him because of patriotism
SisterP
posted: 09:43 am
coward coach. DRC should hire Pitso on interim bases.
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 am
Igusend to follow tomorrow
THAPELO
posted: 10:02 am
Voetsek you felt shivers running down your spine you basturd
tsiripo
posted: 10:06 am
i am available. i was there when pie wits(pie rats) won caf chapions lig a the muti man. iam the one who picked that team. that day they didn;t wat to play jerry and raphathlela.
Thobzin
posted: 10:07 am
Roger De Sa is next to quit, mark my words
mno
posted: 10:08 am
This is unprofessional
Masimba
posted: 10:08 am
Here we game go again.....same old sh!t, just a different game....
simplythapelo@gmail.co.za
posted: 10:10 am
Probelms are everywhere in africa not only the SAFA house.
STANCOVIC
posted: 10:10 am
I think I may know this guy from a comedy show. But I honestly believe that lack of good administration in African football, is costing the continent big time. Look at Bafana, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, etc. These are the power houses of African football, but the are stumbling down the rankings everytime. WHY?
Nebo
posted: 10:12 am
tsiripoposted: 10:06 am | Report i am available. i was there when pie wits(pie rats) won caf chapions lig a the muti man. iam the one who picked that team. that day they didn;t wat to play jerry and raphathlela.
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o seke wa tlo nya mo wena jou bladie Hell wat does dis toilet had to do with de Galaxy
9000 Seconds (Precision Engineering)
posted: 10:13 am
Yeeeeerrrrrr, lomlungu uyimfene maaan, yeses.

Hamba, our fellow africans brothers will look after themselves without you. Mxm.

Players please.....let the bonus issue lie down a bit. You are there to fight for you country. Come on now.
Rhylic Monstar
posted: 10:15 am
Foreign coaches.....no loyalty
Liesbeeck
posted: 10:15 am
Anonymousposted: 09:42 am | Look now,i dont think a citizen of DRC would have done such damage to his country even if the football association had stayed 2 months without paying him because of patriotism
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In theory yes, but practically no. There are many things which are easier said and done theoretically, but practically we talk of easier saidn than done things. Patriotism doesnt pay bills
Pholux
posted: 10:37 am
people on this blog are idiots, this guy has been loyal to DR Congo for years, so i guess to some nincompoops that doesnt count. this guy wants the countrys pride 1st and bonus talks later. i guess you need to be a a genius to see that.
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 10:42 am
Yep this I what expect to here phela ifikile ibafana,
(Sibatjelile wena helele mama lyeza iBafana) x3

Wola Bafana Bafana wolaaaaa
Tico MP
posted: 10:55 am
ya neh..................sorry DRC.........
tsiripo
posted: 11:16 am
nebo. check all you comment . silly. shallow lucks intelligency. hahahahahaha. i was there man. i can all help you. people with small mind like your come to me for help
mavisto Downs
posted: 11:22 am
Ja ne but our African football association really guys there is something wrong. Instead of building our soccer they are destroying it our only hope of unity.
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 11:25 am
How am not surprised at how Africa has become a joke to the rest of the world.

Always before tournament we experience this and seemingly this will not end now.
JuJu-T
posted: 11:26 am
Claude is not a racist he just wants to be paid, how would u feel if ur employer say u won't your bonus dis year most of u would go on strike. Stop playing da race card on every issue. Dis guy has been coaching in Africa for a very long time and he knows how our administrates work, had he stayed on and won Afcon da would be bonuses 4 da boses not da playas or coaches.

assosiation
gbolahanjames
posted: 12:41 pm
What a show of shame.
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 01:17 pm
Reminds one of orlando Pirates Fc management style! very similar, things just happen nje e.g. Njenje!
maele
posted: 01:26 pm
this guy is ungly, jokes aside this man looks like he is wearing a mask.
gbolahanjames
posted: 01:41 pm
what a mess, at least president Kabila should have given this delegation whatever they need for a successful AFCON. Congo is a country that have not experience happiness for years, they have been going through war, starvation, oppression, diseases, ethnic woes etc name it, but at least this soccer show piece could make them unite and move forward towards a better congo.This is a show of shame to the entire country, i will not blame the coach for his action cos he has to protect his dignity on his field, and he is used to african last minute disorderliness but this could be too much for him.Pls wake up congo wake up africa the world his watching us God bless Africa.
derriq\'e
posted: 01:47 pm
This is Africa. Administration is abomination. But I also think the DRC Football Association f33ked up somehow here, this coach has been with them for a long time to drop them in the eleventh hour like this. Something must have been done really wrong.
derriq\'e
posted: 01:48 pm
This is Africa. Administration is abomination. But I also think the DRC Football Association f33ked up somehow here, this coach has been with them for a long time to drop them in the eleventh hour like this. Something must have been done really wrong.
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 01:49 pm
Myeni's role model....JONGANI AMAZINYO...
ML.Zwane
posted: 01:49 pm
I am shocked and want to cry because I was all along saying that DRC is going to win this tournament! WhYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 01:50 pm
Eish oach, mara why you wearing your 13 year-old son's sweater? inteshe ivelile
derriq\'e
posted: 01:51 pm
Talk about pressure release, at least the team is now under no pressure to win (I mean anything), now one in DRC, especially understanding football, expect this team to perform when everything is in disarray. Ghana 4- 0 DRC. Klaar!
nalabi
posted: 01:56 pm
He did the right thing
Anonymous
posted: 03:05 pm
Leroy is Back again and im looking forward to see you the moist experience Coach
Anonymous
posted: 03:11 pm
Leroy has overturn his resignation ,well do Leroy im looking forward to see you because you reminded me your country man Paul Dolezar
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