Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has promised his Ivorien national team over 30 million CFA Francs if they qualify for the FIFA World Cup round of 16.
The Ivorien players are due 16 million CFA francs ($24,400, 17,900 euros) per player if they win against Greece and with the recent incentive, that will double to 32 million CFA francs, FIF revealed on their website.
It was revealed that the new promise was to motivate the players more to go out and give their all to make the next stage of the competition.
Ivory coast are currently second with three points in group C after beating Japan 2-1 and losing to Colombia 2-1. To make the next round the ivoriens need to win, a draw will leave them at 4 points and they will hopw Japan doesn’t beat Colombia in their final game.
This money might seem as a paltry sum for some of the big names in the team like Manchester City’s Yaya Toure or Galatasaray’s Didier Drogba who earn more thann that monthly but for reserve goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo it would be welcomed.