Zambia footballers attacked by DR Congo team fans

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Zambia’s footballer Kabaso Chongo is nursing head injuries after his TP Mazembe side were attacked by rival supporters in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday.

Mazembe were playing FC Sanga Balende in Mbuji Mayi, central DR Congo, where they scored a late win, something that displeased the hosts’ supporters.

The supporters then started stoning the Mazembe entourage leaving four players injured, including Mr Chongo.

After the incident, Mr Chongo told the BBC he was in pain.

“I am still in a lot of pain. I can’t say when exactly I will be back in training but I will need a few days to recover,” he said.

Mazembe, who are based in Lubumbashi, are hoping to defend the league though they are second after Kinshasa-based AS Vita, who are the current leaders.

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