Paolo Berrettini, Head Coach of the Junior Red Devils told Cafonline.com that the AC Leopards forward sustained the injury during their preparations for the tournament but his recovery has prolonged other than expected.
“The tournament is over for Bidimbou. He is out of the tournament. We have lost our best player and it is a big blow. However, we are hopeful the others will be up to the task,” said Berrettini, a former trainer of the Italy U-19 side who mentored the likes of Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus, Alberto Aquilani of Fiorentina and Gianpaolo Pazzini of AC Milan
Bidimbou played an influential role for the Congolese especially at the last stage of the qualifiers where the edged out holders Egypt 3-2 on aggregate.
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