DR Congo: FA boss detained for embezzling funds

DR Congo National Team set to battle in AFCON 2019

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Football Association, Constant Omari was taken into custody on Wednesday for allegedly embezzling public funds. Omari, who is also a member of the FIFA council and vice-president with the Confederations of African Football (CAF) was is being held together with the sports ministry secretary general and two vice-presidents of DR Congo Football Association (Fecofa).

The magistrate highlighted that the four men are “currently being heard” over how they used public funds in the organization of club and international matches on the African continent. The lawyer representing the four men mentioned that they were being questioned on the embezzled US $ 1 million meant for four matches.

What’s interesting is that the organizers of the Dr. Congo football league, Linafoot, have suspended activities in “solidarity” of the detained. This story comes a few weeks after we shared that of West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku and two other teammates who left DR Congo citing poor management and planning by the national team.

Could there be a correlation?