Qatar 2022: The Leopards of DR Congo in training in the United Arab Emirates before the dams


Kinshasa, December 9th, 2021 (CPA) – Leopards A of DR Congo will undergo a training camp in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in anticipation of the qualifying play-offs for the World Cup, Qatar 2022, indicates the communication department of the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA).

Leopards coach Raul Hector Cuper, who would like to raise the level of his team on the way to the World Cup, is planning two streaks for this camp, the first of which will take place from December 27th, 2021 to January 7th, 2022. Twenty-six players playing in the country and in Africa will take part in this camp, which will be sanctioned by two friendly matches.

The first match will pit the Leopards against the Burkina Faso Stallions and the second against a local team from Abu Dhabi. After January 7th, 2022, the players will each return to their own club, the second streak of the camp scheduled from January 24th to February 2nd, 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Twenty-six players will participate in this camp, which will conclude with an international friendly match against the national teams of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

The first sequence of the camp will not be based on any opponent because each nation affected by the dams will only know their opponent on January 22nd, 2022 when the final phase of the African Cup of Nations will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. (CAN, Cameroon 2021). The second part of the course will be tailor-made, especially as it will focus on the opponent of the Congolese predators, which could be Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria or Nigeria. DR Congo shares hat 2 with Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon and Mali. These teams will deliver the first leg at home, with the two matches scheduled for March 21st – 29th, 2022.

DR Congo is the only team among the ten in the race for the World Cup not to qualify for the next African Cup of Nations (CAN), which will take place in January-February 2022 in Cameroon.