It was, without a doubt, the meeting of the century. Yes, this is indeed the boxing match between Georges Foreman and Mohamed Ali on October 30, 1974 in Congo-Kinshasa then Zaire. Hands on Hearts, 45 years later, the Divo agency headed by Déo Kasongo in collaboration with its Global Enterntainment and Eventique partners from the Trump country, ensure they want to offer a world-class event in the DRC. This, through the project “The Rumble in Kinshasa: The Redemption”. The latter according to the unveiling on Thursday through a press conference, will allow to revive this moment of glory of Mohammed Ali.
Already, the Tata Raphael Stadium that had to host this boxing match under the eyes of the world is in total refurbishment at no cost to the state. “The chairs, we learn, ordered arrive soon”. Mohammed Ali is no more! That’s right. But the memory of this glorious victory remains alive in minds from generation to generation.
Indeed, the song “Ali Boma yé” still resonates in the minds and on the occasion of the event prepared by the trio Divo, Global enterntainment and Eventique stage Tata Raphael the voices of yesterday will resonate again, according to a quidam. For the organizers, moreover, the decor is gradually planting to deliver this appointment in December 2019.
Indeed, according to Deo Kasongo, initiator and project manager, this unprecedented event of boxing matches will take place on December 7, 2019 at the stage Tata Raphael de la Kethule. And it will be preceded, in preview, by a week of cultural activities that will include participation including Congolese and international stars whose names have not been revealed for obvious reasons. Surprises are expected to see the professionalism of the organizers …
Charlie Prideau, the technical producer of this team, reassures on the technical plan the success will be total while Brant Dyer, CEO of Global Entertainment based in Losanges in the United States of America, he, hailed the initiative of the Congolese Déo Kasongo will undoubtedly cause the influence of the DRC around the world as was the case in 1974. A fact that, casing in the Congolese political context, will allow the era Fatshi is actually in the spotlight … D’ores and already, for Eric Weilander, expert in events, the organization of these festivities is an opportunity for the DRC to launch a new signal of the country around the world.
Far from lending the flank to uncertainties about the realization of this project, David Liron the boss of the New York company Eventique reassured the determination of this team. All means are mobilized to do, he said. So, obviously, the appointment is stalled in the diaries.