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DR Congo coach Le Roy says facing Ghana at AFCON will be tough

Published on: 25 October 2012

DR Congo coach Claude Leroy says despite his immense coaching experience at the Africa Cup of Nations the task of facing Ghana in the group phase of next year tournament will prove to be a daunting obstacle.

The Frenchman, who will be making his seventh appearance at the continent's flagship football tournament, says Ghana is their biggest threat of reaching the knock-out phase of the competition in South Africa.

The Simbas will clash with the Black Stars in the opening Group B match of at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in Janaury.

This comes after the two countries were drawn in the same group to face Mali and Niger after yesterday's draw in Durban.

Le Roy, who knows the Black Stars well having coached the side at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations says the task of facing the Black Stars is tough.

“The match against Ghana will be very important, it is my seventh Africa Cup of Nations so I know I have the experience, but I must admit that it will be difficult,” said the Frenchman who won the title with Cameroon in 1988.

DR Congo will play Ghana before taking on Niger and Mali.



  • kuukuphily says:
    October 25, 2012 09:33 am
    U r right about that,this is our time and we will break all boundaries to get there.
  • Chi-nedu says:
    October 25, 2012 09:37 am
    Do not fear them, If the Chipolopolo boys crashed them why can't the Simbas the Black stars are just pompous for nothing
  • Mike adei says:
    October 25, 2012 09:46 am
    Mind game.
  • Mankind says:
    October 25, 2012 10:12 am
    @ Mickey spot on. @Chinedu, jealousy go shame, don't u think we have to pride ourselves????..Everybody can beat us, but as far us the earth remains Super Chicken will always be our small boys need i say more??? don't vex oooo bros.
  • tank God we are nt zambians says:
    October 25, 2012 11:52 am
    we aint scared of any team wai
  • Chu says:
    October 25, 2012 11:58 am
    le roy is an attacking minded tactian and if we hold on well, we can run out 1-0 winners
  • Dr Who says:
    October 25, 2012 03:07 pm
    We need more attacking midfieders in the team.Dede,Atsu,K Asamoah & Solomon Asante is not enough.we need at least two more.AA look sharp
  • mayuka- southampton, england- ghana killer says:
    October 25, 2012 03:27 pm
    Deumerci Mbokani and tresor mputu will rip ghana apart. they got the strongets team in pot 4 now they are in trouble they wont qualify mali will join congo.
  • akony says:
    October 25, 2012 08:49 pm
    Q. Owusu-Abeyie. will be the perfect man to be added to Dede,Atsu,K Asamoah & Solomon Asante
  • Anokwale says:
    October 25, 2012 08:59 pm
    This is a situation where the players have to camp together long before the tournament. Last minute organization is not going to cut it. I am not sure who the November friendly will be against but it should be the first step in training for the AFCON.
  • BoscoGH says:
    October 25, 2012 10:39 pm
    cry your own cry
  • bongo says:
    October 26, 2012 09:57 am
  • bongo says:
    October 26, 2012 10:56 am
  • Basta says:
    October 28, 2012 04:40 am
    Some people seem to forget that Claude Leroy was already In DRC in 2006 reach the quater-finals with us but got eliminated by egypt the host who went all the win to win the trophy against Ivory Coast..You musn't only be wary about Claude Leroy but besides that the congolese team got quality