CAF To Grant Financial Subsidy To World Cup Representatives

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed that it would grant its five World Cup representatives a financial subsidy of $500,000 (about N175 million) per country ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

According to the football body via a statement, the decision was reached by its Executive Committee and other stakeholders on the sidelines of Friday’s World Cup Draw in Moscow.

The statement said: “At its last meeting held on Nov. 16 in Rabat, Morocco the CAF Executive Committee decided to set up an ad hoc committee chaired by the CAF First Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.”

“The committee was told to map out a kind of support to be provided to African representatives to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

“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 Friday’s draw for the FIFA World Cup finals.

“At the meeting, it was decided that CAF will grant a financial subsidy of $500,000 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.” the statement added.

Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are Africa’s World Cup representatives in Russia.