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Football: Le Roy leaves DR Congo post

Claude Le Roy has stepped down from his role as the manager of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Frenchman told AFP on Thursday. "I told my players that I would stop after two years," said Le Roy, whose contract with the African country was set to expire shortly. "With the team and the federation we've had some terrific moments. I haven't made a decision regarding the next continent I'll work in," he added. Le Roy, 65, took over the reins in September 2011, leading the country to the 2013 African Cup of Nations after three previous failed attempts to qualify.

Soccer-Congo players end strike, back in training, says Le Roy

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo players have returned to training ahead of the African Nations Cup after a two-day strike following a row with the country's football federation over bonus payments. The players refused to train on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to get the promised money pushed through before they begin their campaign in South Africa on Sunday. Manager Claude Le Roy said he had spoken with the head of the Congo federation and the players were satisfied with the latest guarantees.
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