The DR Congo team won the maiden edition of the African Schools Champions Cup which ended on Sunday in Kinshasa.
The tournament is for the U-16 age grade. The Congo team was captained by Elia Balamwabo, who is reportedly 15 years old.
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, who was at the final of the tournament said, “I am a happy man tonight. Seeing those children smile, boys and girls, with joy in their eyes is wonderful. This is the beauty of football. DR Congo did a great job organising this event, which is the first edition of a fantastic competition that is going to become one of the biggest not only in Africa but around the world too.”