Video Vault: Kidiaba, Mazembe and a unique celebration
TP Mazembe made history in 2010 by becoming the first African team to reach the FIFA Club World Cup final, eventually losing out to a Samuel Eto'o-inspired Inter. It made the Congo DR side’s success all the sweeter after exiting the tournament the previous year with two losses.
A central figure for Mazembe in both those campaigns was Robert Kidiaba – the flamboyant goalkeeper with a unique goal celebration. Here, the shot-stopper reflects on his journey from his beginnings as a striker to playing in goal in the Club World Cup final, as well as the origins of his distinctive ‘donkey ride’ celebration.
The above footage is part of FIFA’s archive of videos highlighting significant stories in FIFA Club World Cup history