African World Cup teams to get $500000 from Caf

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial package to each of the five African teams qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The five representatives – Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – will receive $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand dollars) each to assist in their preparations for the tournament.

In addition, CAF will provide technological devices which monitor the physical performances of players.

Here is the full statement from CAF

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.

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.’

Next year’s World Cup takes place from 14 June to 15 July.