The Leopards returned home on Sunday with the bronze medal in the bag, having come third in the 30thAfrica Cup of Nations (CAN 2015 – Equatorial Guinea) and continue to be feted throughout the DRC.
On Monday, 9 February, the General Manager and staff feted the Leopards at the bank’s head office on the boulevard du 30 Juin.
As was to be expected, this visit held both staff and customers spellbound. Nobody wanted to leave the bank so as not to miss the event, which was immortalised with a photo shoot.
The short ceremony was held in the RAWBANK conference room in the presence of the Chairman of the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA), Constant OMARI, Florent IBENGE, the coach of the DRC team and his deputy ZAHERA MWINYI, Youssouf MULUMBU, the Leopards’ captain, the players Robert KIDIABA, Parfait MANDANDA, Neeskens KEBANO, Hervé KAGE, Junior KABANANGA, KUDIMBANA MULOPO, BOKILA, OUALEMBO, Chancel MBEMBA, Firmin MUBELE, Djos ISSAMA, Jean KASUSULA, Yannick YALA BOLASIE, Gabriel ZAKUANI and the former Portuguese international of Congolese nationality, AZIZ MAKUKULA, who is now an ambassador of Congolese Football, to name but a few.
“RAWBANK wants to honour the promise it made to the Leopards, who have brought glory to the nation, to the entire DRC during the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Please accept this highly symbolic envelope and share it with the team. It is a present from our bank, which is also your bank. I would like to conclude by saying that I hope you are granted the time and resources you need to develop a strong, first-class team, so that we can dream of great success in the next Africa Cup of Nations, and maybe in the next World Cup as well, IBENGE COACHE”, said Mr. Thierry TAEYMANS, RAWBANK’s General Manager.