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African clubs receive over $4 million as 2022 FIFA World Cup compensation

18 African clubs that released their players for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, have received the sum of $4,569,981 in compensation from FIFA as part of its Club Benefits Programme.

Three Cameroonian clubs took part in the benefits programme: Coton Sport of Garoua received $219,008, Colombe of Dja and Lobo earned $109,504 and Apejes of Mfou received $73,200.

Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca received the largest share, with $1,405,305, while the Tunisian trio of Esperance of Tunis, Club Africain and Etoile Sportive received $1,100,517. 

440 clubs from 51 countries across the world were involved in the programme for the Qatar World Cup.  

The initiative by FIFA confirms the positive impact of the world tournament on club football and the fundamental role played by clubs in developing players and making them available to national teams.

The programme is part of a Memorandum of Understanding between FIFA and the European Club Association (ECA), which was recently extended until 2030 at the ECA General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, in March 2023.

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