President of the Democratic Republic Of Congo, Joseph Kabila has rewarded Leopards stars for winning the Rwanda 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).
According to the Facebook page of BBC Africa, Kabila on Tuesday decorated the Leopards football team with gold medals. He also gave each player a Toyota SUV worth $60,000 USD.
The report said:
A few days after winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN), president Joseph Kabila of Congo has today decorated the Leopards football team with gold medals. Each player was also awarded a Toyota Jeep worth $60,000 USD.
The Democratic Republic Of Congo won the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for a second time on Sunday, beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda.
DR Congo became the first nation to win the trophy twice, having won the inaugural CHAN tournament – which is only open to footballers who play in their own local leagues – in 2009 in Ivory Coast.
Ibenge also guided the senior DR Congo side to third place at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.