After stunningly defeating the Fennecs of Algeria in Bangui over the weekend in the second round of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the Central African Republic defender Romaric Leondzi told Algerian newspaper Le Buteur that the north African team had been worthless on the pitch.
“We dominated the whole game,” he said. “Scoring up to two goals meant we were stronger than Algeria. It's really a very good and historic result for us. It is also a historic event.
"Algeria were not what we were expecting. They were just too average in the game. They didn’t prove anything and besides, I wonder how these players are professionals. It can’t be possible. This is not the level of players playing in France, Germany, England or Spain. They were totally worthless.”
Algeria were held to a 1-1 tie at home by Tanzania in the first round.