The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said it would grant financial subsidy of $500,000 to all five African representatives at the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The continental football governing body said the decision was taken by its Executive Committee and other stakeholders on the sidelines of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws in Moscow on Friday.
“At its last meeting held on Nov. 16 in Rabat, Morocco the CAF Executive Committee decided to set up an ad hoc committee chaired by the CAF First Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi,” the continental football body said in a statement on Friday.
Singapore has been ranked the most expensive city in the world for expatriates for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report published on Monday by the Economic Intelligence Unit, EIU.
The Worldwide Cost of Living 2017 report saw Asian cities take five of the top ten spots, thanks to a sustained recovery in the strength of the Japanese yen that propelled Tokyo and Osaka back into the top ten, alongside Singapore and Seoul.
Western Europe accounted for a further four cities, with stalwarts Zurich and Geneva in third and seventh position respectively.
Athletics is to introduce a world rankings system in 2018 as part of a widespread effort to bring some sense and shape to its currently nebulous calendar and continue to move away from the sport’s scandal-hit past.
The introduction of the rankings in partnership with All Athletics, announced on Friday, is part of a sweeping reform package that was voted in by the IAAF last December to change the way the sport’s governing body operates.
The rankings will be a point-based system in which athletes collect points across different levels of meet throughout the season, to determine qualification for premier competitions such as the Olympics and World Championships.
The Boxing world has expressed shock over the declaration of greenhorn Australian boxer, Jeff Horn, as the winner of the welterweight championship fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
The fight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, was styled the Battle of Brisbane.
Although the local fighter Horn was very aggressive in the early rounds, using his reach and size advantage to pressure the Filipino champion, as the match went on, the masterful skill of Manny Pacquiao became more predominant.
Saudi Arabia announced on Friday in Riyadh the discovery of the “world’s oldest human bone” in Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which announced the find, said the bone was discovered during excavations at Tayma, where a large oasis exists with a long history of habitation.