Africa’s 2018 World Cup teams to receive $500,000 – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia

CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi

Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Dec 02, 2017. 12:00

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give US$500,000 to each the of the continent’s 2018 FIFA World Cup teams.

Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will receive the money ahead of next year’s finals in Russia.

CAF released the following statement on their official website.

“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,” a statement read.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Faouzi Ghoulam – Crocked Algerian to receive contract extension? – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 19:00

Algerian defender Faouzi Ghoulam is reportedly close to receiving a contract extension with Napoli, having suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.

The 26-year-old picked up a serious ACL injury while playing for Napoli against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League last Wednesday.

Prior to the injury, Ghoulam was very much a hot property in the transfer market, with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus said to be keen on signing the Algerian – either in the January transfer window, or at the end of the current season.

This is because Ghoulam is set to be a free agent in June 2018, when his contract at Stadio San Paolo expires.

However, Calciomercato reports that Napoli and Ghoulam are now close to agreeing a new deal for the Fennec Foxes player, which would secure his future at the club and end transfer speculation.

In the meantime, Ghoulam will be focused on recovery, having undergone surgery on his knee, and will be keeping an eye out for Algeria’s results in matches against Nigeria and the Central African Republic in the international break.

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Uganda receive 10 billion in country’s biggest sponsorship deal from Airtel – FUFA Super League 2017/18

Fufa President, Engineer Moses Magogo (L) and former Fufa President, Lawrence Mulindwa share a moment together after the 2017 Total Caf Confederation Cup match between KCCA FC (Uganda) and Club Africain (Tunisia) on 23 May 2017 at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 06, 2017. 17:00

The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations have received a massive financial boost as Airtel Uganda Limited has renewed its partnership with the FA.

Airtel is a leading telecommunications giant and announced the deal on Monday as the Cranes main sponsors.

It is announced that part of the package will be spent on the FUFA Juniors League, Airtel FUFA Awards and The Uganda Cranes Regional Tours.

According to a statement released by FUFA, the new new sponsorship deal is worth Ug.shs 10 billion for a period of four years.


At the event, FUFA was represented by the President Moses Magogo whilst Airtel Uganda Limited’s delegation was led by the Managing Director VG Somasekhar.

“These are four more years to write a new history in Uganda’s football circles. The Shs 10 Billion contribution is to make a meaningful investment in football development,” said Somasekhar.

“The recognition of individuals at international level is success for the entire country.Life in Uganda can be summarized in three words. Eat, Sleep and play football.

“To the players, play for the name on the front of the shirt and remember the name at the back. Airtel Uganda is committed to serve football for the next 4 years, like we have done for the previous 4 years.”

Meanwhile, Magogo added that this was the biggest deal in the history of the country and also thanked Airtel.

“I thank Airtel Uganda for this renewal. Coaches, players, referees create the football product which is marketable to the fans and sponsors and regulated by Government,” adds Magogo.

“This is the biggest sponsorship in the history of this country. It is not about today but the future. Airtel Uganda even supported FUFA in the regional campaigns and the FUFA Awards for two years now.

“I also thank the Government of Uganda for the support throughout the AFCON and World Cup qualification campaigns.”

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Morocco to receive 8,000 tickets for Ivory Coast World Cup showdown – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Monday Oct 30, 2017. 18:30

Morocco are set to receive 8,000 tickets for their 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Ivory Coast on November 11.

The Ivorian federation has released the tickets for the match at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny to their Moroccan counterparts, FRMF.

Travelling Atlas Lions fans will be distributed with the tickets ahead of their trip to Abidjan next month.

The FRMF also has a plan in place alongside the government and Royal Air Morocco to provide transportation to and from Abidjan for the North Africans fans.

The clash will be decisive in Group C: Ivory Coast need to win the match to secure a fourth successive World Cup qualification, while Morocco must avoid defeat to make their return to the tournament for the first time since 1998.

Coaches Marc Wilomts and Herve Renard are set to release their respective squad lists for the match within the next day or two.

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Agent: Al Ahly yet to receive Ramadan’s last installment – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Oct 20, 2017. 13:30

English Premier League (EPL) side Stoke City has paid the last installment to Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

City signed the 20-year-old midfielder from Al Ahly on 25 July 2016 and the deal was said to be worth £5 million.

However, Sobhi’s agent Nader Shawky has disclosed that Al Ahly are yet to receive the last installment.

Record eight-time African champions Al Ahly haven’t received it yet because they have some legal issues.

“Stoke City paid the last installment to Al Ahly on time,” Shawky told King Fut.

“Al Ahly however was not able to receive the money due to the pending case they currently have following a dispute with the company that used to run the club’s TV channel,” he concluded.

The midfielder has made five league appearances for City this season.

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