|Florent Ibenge resigns as Leopards head coach
Radio Okapi - August 7, 2019
|DR Congo national football team head coach Florent Ibenge presented his resignation to the president of the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA) on Wednesday at the headquarters of the national football body. In his statement of resignation to the press, Florent Ibenge thanked all his associates at AS Vita Club who “allowed him to join the national selection.”
|DR Congo Leopards win first edition of FIBA AfroCan championship
Radio Okapi - July 28, 2019
|The DR Congo Leopards beat Kenya Morans 82-61 on Saturday in Bamako in the finals of the first edition of the FIBA AfroCan. The competition is reserved for basketball players playing on the African continent. Maxi Munanga Shamba was named MVP of the competition.
|DR Congo Win Second African Nations Championship
Cafonline.com - February 7, 2016
|A brace from Mechak Elia and the other by Jonathan Bolingi was all DR Congo needed to beat Mali 3-0 in the final on Sunday and cruise to their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) title. Elia scored in both halves before Bolingi sealed victory with the third later as the Leopards confirmed their status at the most successful side in the history of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
|CHAN 2011: Holders DR Congo confident of reaching next stage
Cafonline.com - November 27, 2010
|The Leopards were housed in Group C of the 2011 African Nations Championship and will face rivals Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire (hosts of the maiden edition) and debutants Mali for the three-week tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
|Champions DRC take on Ivory Coast following CHAN draw
BBC Sport - November 27, 2010
|Title holders DR Congo will take on Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Mali in the 2011 African Nations Championship, which takes place in February in Sudan. The draw for the event, which is for teams of home-based players only, took place in Khartoum on Saturday.
|DR Congo face Gabon test for CHAN
BBC - September 13, 2009
|The inaugural Champions of the African Nations Championship, DR Congo will have to beat Gabon over two legs to make it to the 2011 edition. Also known as CHAN, this tournament is specifically for players competing in their country's domestic league.
|Determination pays for DRC coach
BBC News - March 9, 2009
|DR Congo coach Muntumbile Santos says that triumph at the African Nations Championship came as a result of sheer determination. The surprise 2-0 victory over Ghana in Sunday's final came just three weeks after Santos had threatened to quit the team, as he did not have a contract with the national federation.
|DR Congo Leopards win first African Nations Championship (CHAN)
AFP/FIFA - March 8, 2009
|Democratic Republic of Congo shocked Ghana 2-0 to win the maiden African Nations Championship final. Dioko Kaluyituka put the Leopards ahead one minute into the second half at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in the Ivory Coast economic capital and Mbenza Bedi added a second on 76 minutes. It was the first triumph for DR Congo in an African Football Confederation (CAF) national team competition since defeating Zambia 2-0 in a replay of the 1974 Nations Cup final in Cairo.
|DR Congo lift CHAN trophy
BBC News - March 8, 2009
|The DR Congo beat Ghana 2-0 to win the inaugural African Nations Championship in Abidjan on Sunday. The final - a repeat of last Sunday's group B encounter - was settled by second half goals from Dioko Kaluyituka and Bedi Mbenza.