CAF To Assist Nigeria, Other Africa World Cup Reps With $500k Each

CAF To Assist Nigeria, Other Africa World Cup Reps With $500k Each

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have agreed to offer a financial assistance of $500,000 each to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the quartet of Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

CAF made the announcement on their official website on Friday.

The decision to offer the five African representatives to next year’s World Cup, which will serve as assistance to the countries, was taken during CAF’s Executive Committee meeting held in Rabat, Morocco on November 16, 2017.

A statement on CAF’s website reads: “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 the Confederation of Africa Football 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 the Confederation of Africa Football 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.”

The draws for next year’s World Cup will hold today (Friday) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia from 4pm Nigerian time.


  • Now they are talking

  • Godswill 1 year ago

    this is the best caf president that Africa has ever produced. just look at their plans for African teams. big thumb up for Ahmad Ahmad

  • Tony Iloka 1 year ago

    Hmmmm, this is laudable

  • Nice step…. Looks like Ahmad Ahmad knows what he doing
    Maybe time for Africa to lift the world cup

  • Alefa 1 year ago

    This is what we were looking for. thats good in our African Football.

  • them dey invest wisely …

  • CAF under the leadership of the new President Ahmad Ahmad has been taken good decisions, the recent one is postponing the AFCON qualifying matches to September from march in order to allow the world cup teams to play friendly matches to prepare them for the tournament. And now given them financial assistance shows that the new management team is supportive and thinking right. Kudos to them

  • vincent Onuigwe 1 year ago


  • Does anyone know that it is Amaju Pinnick that is the brain behind all these fast pace in the CAF and FIFA body? Does the EFCC know that past NFF board have been collecting money in 100s of millions from the sport ministry that they want to go to World Cup whereas the expenses for the World Cup is FIFA’s responsibility. This Amaju Pinnick board has exposed all this. EFCC do your work. Look money for Eagles.

  • Hayatou would have pocketed the money if he has continued as CAF president. Good leaders lead by good examples.

  • Good motivation to africans out there representing our great continents.

  • This is good better than d previous administration

  • Wow! This is really awesome. Business minded people.

  • Isa Hayattu never did something like this all the years he wasted as CAF President..Kudos to Ahmad Ahmad He’s started on a nice note..Wish the teams the best of luck !

  • Here we are Africa but I miss Algeria

  • This is just Amaju Melvin pinick’s handwork. This man is a blessing to Nigeria’s football.

  • Commendable. See why Hayatou was a collosal failure

  • Kudos CAF. Weldone Ahmad Ahmad

  • A new dawn in African sports administration. Highly commendable.

  • That is a good one

  • This is commendable.

  • World Cup 2018 belongs to Africa.

  • Good Thinking➡ Good Product ➡Good Results

  • Nice decision So far, atleast that will serve as a morale booster to the accredited countries

  • Nice decision. Let African lift d cup that’s my desire

  • I just pray dis translate to good result for the African representative at the world.dis is sure a right step in d right direction.3 gbosa for caf executives…gbosa gbosa,gbosa….good job

  • Good one by the present leadership of CAF but at the same time, Hayatou tried in his own way, nobody can do it all

  • Isah,u don’t hear ram,no sit down de look

  • Yes they ,…But what is the need to give Nigeria money ,At the end they will embezzle it without doing nothing.

  • Emma u are right l think the emergence of Ahmed Ahmed as caf president and election of Amaju Pinnick into caf executive committee HV shown us what young blood can bring in an organization

  • AHMAD has done pretty well but i fear for nigeria bcx our own portion of the money go get leg run comot like usain bolt.

  • This is what you get when u put the right people in the right places.

  • That is wat u get wen u av good leaders in power. Evidence of good leadership

  • Good leadership style

  • Caf have really changed since that old Cameronian was defeated