Soccer Information of Wednesday, eleven February 2015
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has splashed out over €three million ($three.4m) in bonuses to reward the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winners, the Sports activities Ministry introduced on Tuesday.
The West African nation pipped Ghana 9-eight on penalties after a goalless draw following additional time in Equatorial Guinea to raise their second title after 1992.
Coach Herve Renard was invited to the presidential palace on Tuesday with the Frenchman receiving a bonus of greater than €114 000 ($129.000).
His 23-man squad have been every given a home value €forty six 000 ($fifty two 000) in addition to the identical quantity “in money”, in accordance with Sports activities Minister Alain Lobognon.
The Ivorian Soccer Federation got €380 000 ($429 000), with the technical and administrative employees sharing €460 000 ($520 000), amounting to a complete of €3million forked out by the top of state.
The complete squad have been additionally conferred with the very best order of knights of the Nationwide Order.
“Because of you, Ivory Coast is as soon as extra united,” stated Ouattara, talking at size of the sense of nationwide unity the victory offered.
“You managed to rebuild a robust group working as one in the direction of one objective – profitable and profitable extra. It is a lesson in rallying individuals collectively,” he stated.
The Ivorian ‘Elephants’ have been seen as a uniting pressure in one of many world’s poorest nations which is rising from 10 years of political and army strife.
“We had been dreaming about that title for 1 / 4 of a century! Now, the cup is right here and, as they are saying, all issues are available threes!” stated Ouattara.