The Norwich City fans who are gathered around the jukebox in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing comments made by one of their strikers.
The Pink Un is reporting that Dieumerci Mbokani has retired from the Congo international setup due to unfair treatment.
The 30-year-old is currently on-loan at Norwich City from Dynamo Kiev and has played a major role in the club’s fight against relegation by scoring on five occasions.
Mbokani found himself caught up in the Brussels attacks during the international break, and let Congo team co-ordinator Theo Binamungu know that he would need a couple of days to get over the trauma he had been caught up in.
The striker never heard back from Binamungu, but a few days later the president of the Congolese Football Federation Constant Omari Selemani revealed that Mbokani would face sanctions for failing to report for international duty. Speaking about his issues with the Congalese Football Federation, Mbokani said:
“I have had problems with the Federation all the time. This is the reason why I decided to stop with the national team. I do not want to play for Congo. I believe I was given unfair treatment. Therefore, after a discussion with my family, my relatives, I decided to stop with the national team.”
The Norwich fans in The Tavern are fully behind Mbokani and feel that the player deserved more support from his national side than what he received following the ordeal.
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