I would find a way to defect.
I can't imagine Kim Jong-il is amused North Korea was trounced 7-0 by Portugal and eliminated from the World Cup Tournament.
Methinks they will be headed to a labor camp along with their coach. Yet apparently the coach received advice from Kim himself. But I don't think Kim is going to fall on his sword. With that in mind I don't think he'll refrain from giving advice to the North Korean fencing team.