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DR Congo 2-time Champions Of Africa: 7 Lessons For Nigeria by robosky02(m): 9:32am On Feb 08, 2016
DR Congo 2-time Champions of Africa: 7 Lessons for Nigeria

1. They have a very organized league.
There top clubs TP Mazembe, Vita sports club and Motema Pembe are consistant at CAF competitions.

2. They pay their players well which makes them confortable at home.
The bulk of their national team is often from the local league because they are relatively well paid.

3. Their league attracts players from other African countries. The organization and welfare is higher there which makes other Africans go over there.

4. Their teams are consistent.
Players don’t rush abroad after one season. Unlike Nigeria were star player always rush out to to even India after shining in one season. We need find a way to discourage this attitude.

5. The league attract followership because you can come to the stadium expecting to see star players. For Nigeria if a star player is born in one season be sure you wouldn’t find him in the stadium next season

6. The league/clubs are well funded.
On like Nigeria were every body depends on the government

7. There consistency have seen them play the world club championship twice while Nigeria is yet to qualify for the first time


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Re: DR Congo 2-time Champions Of Africa: 7 Lessons For Nigeria by robosky02(m): 9:48am On Feb 08, 2016
The problem with Nigeria football is not just the coach, same thing with Keshi is playing out with Oliseh
The NFF should stop the blame game and think of developing real football policies.
Eg no Nigeria player have valid contract etc

Guys whats your take..

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lets go there.....
Re: DR Congo 2-time Champions Of Africa: 7 Lessons For Nigeria by robosky02(m): 9:55am On Feb 08, 2016
the Club that makes DR CONGO thick (TP Mazembe)


The past
Founded in 1939 in Lubumbashi by Benedictine monks, TP Mazembe were one of the most successful African clubs in the 60s. Called TP Englebert at the time, the Congolese played in four consecutive continental finals, winning two African Cup of Champions Clubs. They added the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1980, but then had to take a back-seat as Vita Club and Motema Pembe dominated football in DR Congo.

In the late 1990s local politician/businessman Moise Katumbi became involved with the club and brought it back to its glory days, winning the domestic championship in 2000. Since then, they have played not only a dominant role domestically, they have also taken on the continent, winning back to back CAF Champions titles in 2009 and 2010. Since then they played in two further Champions League semi-finals and lost the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup final against CS Sfaxien.

The present
Due to their Champions League assignments, the club has to play catch-up in the domestic league, which they lost to bitter rivals Vita Club earlier in the year. As the FIFA Club World Cup approaches, it seems likely that they will fall further behind. However, with the financial backing of Katumbi, the club has assembled a squad consisting of players of an international caliber allowing the coach to work on the rotation principle. At the finals in Japan, Les Corbeaux are likely to be without Jean Kasusula. The defender, who played in the two previous Club World Cup campaigns for Mazembe, broke his arm in a scooter accident just before the return leg of the Champions League final and will be out for up to eight weeks.

The future
In 2010 TP Mazembe became the first non-European or non-South American team to advance to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after sensationally knocking out Copa Libertadores champions Internacional in the semi-final. Patrice Carteron's team is keen to repeat that success and fans believe they have the players to do so. Several players who featured in that 2010 team were in the team that beat USM Alger in the final of the CAF Champions League to qualify for Japan


TP Mazembe at the world club championship in Japan
TP Mazembe stadium

Re: DR Congo 2-time Champions Of Africa: 7 Lessons For Nigeria by TheCongo2: 1:05pm On Feb 08, 2016
Another thing, you come to Nairaland expecting to learn more of Nigerian local teams such as Enyimba, heartland ... but all you see is people patrionizing more the English league. Nairalanders are more tuned into Chelsea's games.

This shows how much the Nigerian public doesn't give credit to their local league

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