DRC giants DC Motema Pembe have sacked Belgian coach Nasreddine Nabi, just five days ahead of their Confederation Cup play-off game with Simba of Tanzania.
Officials from the club announced the sacking just as Nabi was about to join the squad in Goma to prepare for the match in Dar es Saalam.
The second leg will be played in two weeks in Kinshasa, and the winner will qualify for the last eight of the competition.
The club’s president Antoine Musanganya told reporters that they terminated Nabi’s contract because of the club’s recent slump in form.
It is also reported that the Belgian had fallen out with one of his assistants Andy Mfutila, who has now been named new coach.
Nabi has threatened to report the club to Fifa should they refuse to pay his compensation.