Brussels, April 3rd, 2021 (CPA) .- The former coach of Standard de Liège, Jupiler Pro League (Belgium), Michel Preud’homme, is tipped to be the new coach of the DRC national A football team, the Leopards. The sports daily La Derniere Heure, which announced the news on Tuesday, estimated that the elimination of the Leopards of the DRC from the African Cup of Nations (CAN), Cameroon 2021, after a heavy defeat (0-3) against the Panthères du Gabon Gabon, should be fatal for the current coach, Christian Nsengi Biembe, and make room for the vice-president of Standard. The Belgian daily understands that Preud’homme has the advantage of knowing many Congolese internationals for having trained them, including Christian Luyindama, Merveille Bope Bokadi, Paul-José Mpoku and Dieumerci Mbokani Bezua, not to mention Chancel Mbemba Mangulu, Fabrice Nsakala, Jackson Muleka or Kayembe whom he saw playing in the Belgian championship.
The goal of the Belgian coach, which the president of the Congolese Association of Football Association (FECOFA), Constant Omari, dreams of, before his departure, would be to qualify the Leopards for the World Cup, Qatar 2022 (June-July). The failure in the race for the qualification of the national team of the DR Congo, a first for ten years, marked the spirits of the Congolese, who swear only on the dismissal of the one they consider as the main one. responsible for the debacle, namely the coach Christian Nsengi Biembe.