CAF gives US$500,000 to each African team in the World Cup

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad
CAF President Ahmad Ahmad

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$500,000 to each of the five African teams that will participate in the 2018 World Cup.

The federation made the announcement on Friday, the same day that the world football governing body FIFA is due to conduct a draw for the group stage of the event that will be hosted by Russia.

The grant comes following a November meeting by the CAF Executive Committee that decided to set up an ad hoc committee, chaired by the CAF 1st Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi, to map out a kind of support to be provided to African representatives to the World Cup.

Africa will be represented by Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal.

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.

The much anticipated football showdown will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

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