Congolese Giant Gauthier Mvumbi was chosen as the man of the match for his team’s clash against Bahrain at the IHF World Cup 2021 currently being held in Egypt.
The 26-year-old giant stole the show against Argentina in his nation’s first ever game at a handball world champs, standing 1.92m tall and weighing in at 110+ kilograms.
The Argentinian players were dwarfed in comparison to the African Giant.
The Congo national team lost to its Bahraini counterpart, 34-27, in the framework of the final matches of Group D.
Who is Mvumbi
Born in Chartres, France, to Congolese parents from Kinshasa, Mvumbi played at his local club before joining neighbour side Vernouillet.
It wasn’t long before opportunity came knocking and he was invited to join the Creteil Handball Academy and shared space with some of France’s national team players on the current team like Nedim Remili and Hugo Descat.
In August the Congolese player signed for French fourth division team Dreux AC, one of the opposition coaches saying “he’s a different player, you can’t move him,” as reported in Congolese newspaper L’Echo Republicain.
Now he’s living his dream, playing at Egypt 2021.
“I never thought I’d live this so I have to make the most of it. My aim is to have fun, to really give it my best,” he said.