Ahead Russia 2018: CAF To Support Nigeria, 4 Other Africa’s World Cup Representatives With $500,000 Each
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have offered to assist the Super Eagles, and the quartet of Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Senegal with the sum of $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand dollars), representing the continent at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The decision was concluded at the CAF Executive Committee last meeting held on 16 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco, chaired by the CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, to map out a kind of support to be provided to African representatives to the Mundial.
The statement on the CAF’s website reads: “The committee, which has CAF Executive Committee member Kalusha Bwalya and presidents of the Football Associations of the five qualified countries as members, met in Moscow, Russia, on the sidelines of the draw for the FIFA World Cup scheduled for 1 December 2017.
“At the meeting, it was decided that CAF will grant a financial subsidy of $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand dollars) to each of the five African teams. The financial package will be used mainly to strengthen and improve the technical supervision of each team.
“In addition, CAF will provide each African representative with “fieldwiz” equipment, a technological device and physical performance measuring tool for outdoor team sports players.”
Meanwhile, the World Cup draw that will pitch the five African countries against their opponents will be held few hours in Russia.