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Le Roy unhappy after ‘biggest disappointment’


BATA, Equatorial Guinea, January 31 – Claude Le Roy hit out at the match officials after Congo Brazzaville’s 4-2 defeat to neighbours DR Congo in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in Bata on Saturday.

The Red Devils were 2-0 up through goals by Ferebory Dore and Thievy Bifouma only to crumble in the last 25 minutes and lose 4-2 to their rivals from over the Congo River.

Veteran Frenchman Le Roy described it as the “biggest disappointment” in his eight appearances at the competition and was unhappy with the assistant referee after Congo conceded a goal when forced to play with only 10 men on the field.

“The assistant referee delayed our substitution after one of my players was injured and we wanted to replace him and it was at that time that they got one of their goals,” said Le Roy.

“So we played 10 against 11 and that was when we conceded a goal because an official was not diligent enough.

“It’s football and, except for this big mistake by the assistant referee, the refereeing has been very good since the start of the competition,” he added.

“Probably this is my biggest disappointment.

“When you are leading 2-0, it is not finished. We have always known that DR Congo have huge potential.

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“When we were 2-0 up, we were not far from the dream. But we became euphoric after we scored our second goal and we also lacked a little bit of experience at this level.”

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  1. Mata

    February 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I agree with these guys. Colonial mentality is what we dont want. Period! ICC is a political court after all

  2. Drkioy

    February 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

    to hell wth this hague guy,we can run our own affairs guy,mind ur own bussiness…

  3. Irony

    February 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    What an irony a guy named HAGUE comes to talk about the HAGUE cases.  I concur: Kenya’s image is already tainted and we also do not the British to find us “acceptable”– and finally it is none of their business who runs for office on Kenyan soil– the calendar shows their mandate here ended in 1963.  When are the going to pay reparations for their atrocities to begin with?

  4. KingJ

    February 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Yes we will not vote for “tea boys” to the west like they want us to.  Wazalendo peke yake.

  5. Mswaki

    February 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Not all things British are best.  If Uhuru had chosen Kenyan lawyers like his friends Ali and Kosgey he would have faired better, perhaps.  Kudos Oraro and all the local lawyers who won their ICC cases.

  6. Jaysonk

    February 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Hague made it true if you heard him well.
    Its impossible for our beloved country to have a president who is accused of having links with terrorists like Mungiki.Mungiki are known of raping,skinning and beheading innocent kenyans.
    I dont understand at all why a Kenyan prefers Uhuru or Ruto to become the president of this country yet we know very well the serious crimes which they are facing.
    May God curse the devil!!!.

  7. Jaysonk

    February 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

    When we suffered 2007-8 we cried for intervention from International Community where Britain is a member. Now the International Comunity is trying to save Kenya from gettting a president who is one step away from being convicted by the ICC our response is ”To Hell with the Hague”.
    Kenyans stop behaving like coconut heads its time to say ”Uhuru & Ruto for The Hague” AND NOT ”Uhuru Ruto for State House”.We should support what they chose,they chose the Hague and let it be their Hell fire.

  8. Anonymous

    February 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

    We need these people. It has been proved that if left alone we will start tribalizing everything. All the things colonialist left have been messed up. Education: We have yet to find our bearing. Constitution: Mixed up everything including gender issues which was never a problem. Railway: RVR, Transcentury, Railways all mixed up and we cant even drink the concoction we have prepared. Politics: Everybody is dreaming Raila including people who stole our money through Youth for kanu 92 and are todays heroes,They have no history in the second liberation struggle.

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