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Football | Afcon 2017

Guinea Bissau President clears allowances



Guinea Bissau President Jose Mario Faz has fulfilled the government’s promise of paying Djurtus their outstanding allowances as the country gave the team a heroic send off to Gabon for their first ever Afcon competition.

According to sources, the players were paid allowances on Saturday night as they prepared for Wednesday’s departure to Gabon.

The players received CFA 12 million. The money will cover for full allowances that were pending after qualification to the biggest football showcase on the continent.

“We want to make sure that these players are happy because they have a big assignment to represent us in Gabon and that is why we have decided to clear all their allowances,” a source close to federation told supersport.com.

In the meeting, the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation asked the government to cater for the transportation of fans as they are the 12th player offering the team morale and support.

“Our job was to make the players of the national team able to make a presence in Gabon in order to participate in the biggest African Cup of Football and we have already been able to honour this commitment,” said the source.

The federation assured the government and the public that they are aiming to go past the group stages of the competition as that is every player's dream.

“We started with the dream and the hope of achieving good results in Gabon, but the great truth is that it is our first participation in what concerns the biggest football competition in Africa. That’s why we have the intuition to go through the group stage.”



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