By Damilola Faustino
The Confederation of African Football has announced that it will give each of the five world cup teams Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Senegal $500,000 to help in their preparations for the tourney in Russia next year. This amounts to $2.5 million in total.
According to a CAF statement: “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.”
CAF had in November constituted an ad hoc committee led by its first vice-president Kwesi Nyantakyi to map out what support it could give to Africa’s representatives at the global football showpiece.
The statement further said: “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.”
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