Former Rayon Sport coach Raoul Shungu has joined DR Congo's AS Vita club on a one-year contract.
Shungu replaces Irishman Chris
O'Longhlin, whose contract was not renewed at the end of last season.
He is expected to guide the
club to the Congo Cup championship and Entente provincial football league
Besides the domestic situation, the tactician also has a huge task of helping the Black
Dolphins improve on this year's Africa's Confederations Cup display,
where they were eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Shungu was sacked by the Blues
on disciplinary grounds. He was blamed for the loss of money on foreign
players, some of whom have since deserted the team.
Rayon also accused him of causing
bad blood between the club and the local football body, Ferwafa.
Despite those misdeeds, Shungu
is still rated by many as Rayon's most successful coach having won four league titles (1997, 1998, 2002 and 2004) and one Cecafa Club championship
(1998) with the side.