DRC react to shock Broos u-turn

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The DR Congo Football Association (FECOFA) have released a statement following the surprise u-turn of Hugo Broos to join Bafana Bafana.

Broos was due to be announced as the next head coach of the Democratic Republic of Congo national team but were informed that the Belgian was in talks with the South African Football Association at the final hour.

FECOFA has admitted they were surprised by the news and revealed they have now restarted their process to find a successor for Christian Nsengi-Biembe.

"FECOFA met two days in a row in an Enlarged Committee with the National Technical Director and former Leopards to decide on the choice of the new coach to lead the national team of DR Congo to the next deadlines, in particular, the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup," read the statement as translated from French.

"During these two meetings, we had thrown the weight behind the Belgian tactician Hugo Broos and had also started discussions on his salary demands.

"We then learned on Wednesday evening [that] Broos decided to sign with Bafana Bafana putting an end to discussions with the DRC FECOFA and we now intend to return to our search as soon as possible."

Sebastien Migné and Patrice Neveu have been mentioned as possible candidates for the role after the Broos debacle as DRC look to move ahead following the disappointment of AFCON 2021 qualification failure.

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