Caf offers African representatives $500,000 each for 2018 World Cup

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The football governing body has offered a financial subsidy to the each of the five teams representing the continent in Russia next year

Caf has confirmed the decision to pay Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia $500,000 each for their preparation for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

The football body approved the grant as a financial package that will help to improve the technical supervision of the continent's five representatives for next year’s tournament.

And also the provision of technological devices that will help the teams measure their physical performance in outdoor trainings.

The decision was made on the sidelines of the World Cup draw in Moscow, in a meeting between CAF Executive Committee member Kalusha Bwalya and the presidents of the five Football Associations that qualified for the quadrennial showpiece.

“At its last meeting held on 16 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco, the CAF Executive Committee 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 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018,” read the statement on Caf website.

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“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.”

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