CAF: Mazembe, Maniema Union and V.Club all eliminated in the round of 16!


Kinshasa, October 25th, 2021 (CPA) .- The Tout-Puissant Mazembe Englebert, AS Maniema Union and AS V. Club, respectively three first classified of the last championship of the National Football League (LINAFOOT), were all eliminated last weekend in the round of 16 of the interclub competitions of the African Football Confederation (CAF), but why? The question seems trivial, but it deserves to be asked in view of the way in which these three Congolese representatives all fell on the same weekend in front of the other three representatives of the same country; South Africa. V.Club fell first in front of Marumo Gallants (2-1 / 1-1), Mazembe followed him in his duel against Amazulu (0-0 / 1-1), finally, Maniema Union ahead of Mamelodi Sandows (2- 2 / 2-0). History will remember such a performance by the South Africans 3 out of 3 ahead of the Congolese. What did they do to endure such collective elimination? Is the South African championship stronger than the Congolese championship? So many questions that must be asked to challenge, not only the leaders of the clubs, but also and above all the organizers of this famous national championship, they who have the great responsibility to bring out a true champion and to make all the teams competitive. Congolese football, it must be admitted, is now going through its period of decline. From the non-qualification of the Leopards to the next African Cup of Nations CAN Cameroon 2022, until the current stage where the qualification for the next round of the qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup becomes hypothetical, through the obvious failure the U23 Leopards at CAN COSAFA in Ethiopia, the worrying elimination of the U20 Ladies Leopards in the qualifiers for the Costa Rica 2022 World Cup, the images of which traveled around the world; the elimination by default of the Senior Ladies Leopards in the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022; rationally, nothing is right !. In short, it is a very bad performance with shared responsibilities. Especially at FECOFA, as a technical body, it will have to, via LINAFOOT, its delegated sub-entity, get started in order to successfully organize a good championship. The important intervention of the President of the Republic Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi, who decided to take charge of moving teams from one city to another across the country, must not go unnoticed.