Congolese Raoul Shungu Joins DRC's Vita Club

Raoul was sacked in August by Rwandan club Rayon Sport over what the club called ‘irreconcilable differences, but now he has finally got closer to home...
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 titles.

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.

James Momanyi,