DR Congo skipper Youssouf Mulumbu has disclosed that his side are on strike due to an issue with bonuses, although the team prepares to play Morocco.

The 1968 and 1974 AFCON champions have had their preparation for the Group C match interrupted as the squad look to resolve issues regarding their bonus.

Youssouf Mulumbu announced the players’ stance in a video on social media, revealing his frustration at their continued concerns.

“For years and years, it’s always the same,” he said while surrounded by his teammates. “Well, we prepare to play our games and, at the end, there is always a bonus issue.”


Mulumbu later took to twitter to say  that the current strike would not affect DR Congo’s participation against Morocco.

“Some situations are reported,”. “That said, on January 16, we will proudly defend our flag”, he tweeted.

DR Congo will then take on Morocco, on January 16 in their opening Group C match.