Shot keeper to get R750 000
Shot Togo keeper Kodjovi Obilale to get R750 000 from Fifa
Posted: 9 November 2010
Time: 08:03 am
Fifa says it is giving R750 000 to Kodjovi Obilale, the Togo goalkeeper who was shot when terrorists attacked the team bus travelling to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in January.
The donation announced yesterday (Monday) follows Fifa president Sepp Blatter's promise of R187 000 in September.
Obilale had earlier told The Associated Press he felt abandoned by football authorities.
The French-based Obilale was liable for six-figure hospital bills after being shot twice in the back, injuring his spine and leg.
He says he does not expect to return to football but hopes to one day walk again.
A Togo team coach, its press official and an Angolan bus driver were killed in the attack by separatists in Angola's oil-producing Cabinda region.
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