All work deserves a reward, states a maxim. This is what was applied by the head of government, on behalf of the President of the Republic, to Congolese handball players, their staff and the federation. Anatole Collinet Makosso has, in fact, continued the fighting spirit of the Red Devils, asking them to keep this momentum before reassuring them of the support of President Denis Sassou N’Guesso as well as the Congolese people as a whole..
“You are certainly showing my emotion and my pride by addressing you on behalf of the President of the Republic. Congratulations because the harvest is satisfactory since after a decade of crossing the desert, Congolese handball is back and you have been able to restore smiles and hope to the Congolese people following your participation in the World Cup, in 2021, then during the last CAN. You have done honor to your country, I would like, once again, to congratulate you. We are qualified for the World Cup, you will still benefit from the support of Congo because we are engaged in a sports development contract “said the Prime Minister.
The captain of the Congolese team, Diane Yimga, on behalf of her teammates, acknowledged the support of the government and the Congolese sports public. She took the opportunity to recall future battles, including the 2023 World Cup (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) and CAN 2024, in Cape Verde. ” We hope that this support can continue, because we have other deadlines to come. We hope, with everyone’s support, to bring the cup home. Thank you all », a meant the captain.
The long-awaited victory of the Congo will undoubtedly revive the dominating dynamic of this country on the continental level. The last time the Red Devils were on the CAN podium dates back to January 17, 2008, in Angola, at the end of the 18e edition of this contest. Since then, the Congolese struggled before finding Since this place because they were 4are in 2016 and 2021 then 5are in 2010, 2014 and 2018 and 6are in 2012.
Second best team in Africa with four titles (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1985), Congo dominated this competition during the decade 1980-1990 since it was vice-champion in 1976, 1998 then 2000. The Red Devils also occupied third place in the 1987, 1989, 1991, 2006 and 2008 editions. Fourth in the 24e edition in Cameroon, the Congo has just taken a long step forward.