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President Kabila splashes Sh200m to buy new cars for national team

Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Kabila has gifted each of the triumphant national football team with a brand new luxurious car.

The 30-man squad that included 23 players and seven officials were each handed the four-wheel drive car as appreciation for winning the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) held in Rwanda.

President Kabila poses with the Chan trophy that the national team won in Rwanda. PHOTO | COURTESY
President Kabila poses with the Chan trophy that the national team won in Rwanda. PHOTO | COURTESY

The BBC reports that each of the cars cost around ksh6 million.

DR Congo beat Mali 3-0 in a one sided final to claim their second title of the past four editions.

The competitions comprise 16 teams each featuring players who compete in their respective local leagues.

“We thank you for the warm welcome and gifts Mr. President. The wonderful performance in Rwanda is as a result of support from your government and the strong competition of our top flight league,” Congo coach Florent Ibenge said at the event.

The vehicles that were gifted to the national football team. PHOTO | COURTESY
The vehicles that were gifted to the national football team. PHOTO | COURTESY

DR Congo side TP Mazembe are also the winners of the continental club competition, the CAF champions league.

Kenya will host the next event of this tournament in 2018 having been formally handed the rights by the Confederation of African Football last weekend.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY