Minute of silence in memory of DR Congo legend Kalala N’tumba

Jean Kalala N’tumba DRC

CAF has approved a minute’s silence in memory of former DR Congo forward Jean Kalala N’tumba, during today’s Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group B clash between Libya and DR Congo at Japoma Stadium in Douala.

Nicknamed Tumba Pouce, he passed away on 11 January 2021 in France aged 73, confirmed by the DR Congo Football Federation and his former club, AS Vita Club.

N’tumba was a member of DR Congo squad that qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1974 in Germany. He also participated in the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon before winning the African Cup of Champions Clubs (now CAF Champions League) with Kinshasa giants, AS Vita in 1973.