Mbokani quits DR Congo

6 Apr

Norwich striker Dieumerci Mbokani has quit international football following a row with DR Congo after the Brussels terror attacks.


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Mbokani was at Zaventem airport preparing to fly out for an African Cup of Nations clash with Angola, when suicide bombers struck killing 11 people.

Mbokani escaped harm but was understandably traumatised by the events and did not complete his journey, much to the anger of DR Congo officials it would appear.

Reports claim that Mbokani has been threatened with sanctions for not making the trip, and the striker has decided to call it quits.

“I don’t want to play for Congo any more. They have treated me unfairly,” he said. “I always have problems with their FA, so I have decided to stop playing for the national team.

“I was at Brussels airport when the attack took place, and straight away rang the Congo team coordinator Theo Binamungu to say I didn’t know whether to come over.

“He said he’d call me back, but since then no-one has rung me – the coach, Omari or anyone. I didn’t even get a message of support or encouragement after what I’d been through.

“I stayed in Brussels with my family, who I almost lost in the bombing, and asked Norwich for a few days’ rest to recover from the trauma.

“No-one from the Congo FA can say they tried to get me over to Kinshasa.”

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