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DR Congo President rewards CHAN winners with four wheels drives

DR Congo President rewards CHAN winners with four wheels drives

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday presented a fleet of Prado cars to the country’s football players for winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

“May this trophy serve to forge peace and stability in our country,” said Kabila at a time of fragile political stability.

President Kabila handed over the keys to DR Congo’s captain, Joel Kimwaki and coach Florent Ibenge at a ceremony in Kinshasa.

May this trophy serve to forge peace and stability in our country.

In all 23 players, 12 technical staff members and 3 officials received the four wheels drives.

The players and officials were decorated with “Sporting Merit” medals at a reception at the presidential palace.

DR Congo beat Mali 3-0 in the final held in Kigali, Rwanda to lift the trophy for the second time.

The country became the first country to win the CHAN, twice after the inaugural competition in 2009.

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