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The French manager says he will stand down if authorities in the African nation fail to release funds to set up a training camp for the upcoming matches

The Democratic Republic of Congo coach Claude Le Roy is unhappy with how his team have been made to prepare for the upcoming World Cup 2014 and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games.

The Frenchman has threatened to resign from his post if the government continues to delay allocated funds to set up the Leopards’ training camp in Lubumbashi, home to former continental champions TP Mazembe.

The players and staff are still on stand-by in Kinshasa, the nation's capital, waiting to travel to begin preparations.

An initial training tour to Ajaccio was called off when the home-based players were denied entry visas to France.

Le Roy released a list of 31 players to be called up for the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches, but will cut the roster down to 23 at the end of the preparations.

The Leopards will begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against familiar rivals Cameroon on June 2 in Yaoundé before hosting Togo eight days later in Kinshasa.

The Congolese team will then play Seychelles on June 14 in Kinshasa in the return leg of the 2013 Afcon qualifying. The Leopards handed the Pirates a 4-0 drubbing in the reverse fixture in February.


 

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