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The DR Congo Africa Cup of Nations saga continues, as Claude le Roy has reportedly decided to continue on as coach of the side, but will still be in protest over poor management

The situation surrounding Claude le Roy's position as coach of the DR Congo during the Africa Cup of Nations has taken a dramatic u-turn, as the coach has decided to stay on despite his original decision to quit the side merely 48 hours before they began their 2013 Afcon tournament.

As reported earlier in the day, both Congolese Nyota TV and the official website of TP Mazembe, who provide many of the players in the squad for South Africa, reported the 64-year-old Frenchman had quit.

According to MTNFootball, Le Roy had handed in his letter of resignation last evening, but remained in camp which allowed for officials to dissuade him from his original decision.

However, the coach will still be present during his players protests, which has entered its second day. The DR Congo team have not taken to the training field due to unresolved payment qualms, which sparked Le Roy's initial decision to quit. 

The coach is set to take his side into his seventh edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, with the DR Congo outfit considered as a potential surprise package.

However, the team may not even take to the pitch if the current issues are not solved before they kick-off their campaign on Sunday against Ghana in Port Elzabeth.