December 7, 2022

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Call: 3.4 billion CFA allocated to elephants for CAN 2021

Posted on 12/27/2021 at 4:25 pm by AFP

The budget for the production and participation of elephants in the 2021 football CAN in Cameroon is 3.43 billion CFA francs out of a total of 4.23 billion CFA francs allocated by the Ivorian state for the tournament.

The financial statement was echoed by Ms. Lydie Yaw, Director of Communications, Information and Documentation of the Ministry of Sports Development and Promotion of the Sports Economy at a press conference in Abidjan on Monday.

The budget for the tournament, estimated at 4,237,653,034 CFA francs, “is fully funded by Chapter 640 of the National Sports Office (ONS)’s 2022 budget,” Ms. Lydy Yao said.

“Preparation and participation for the exam (Ivorian at 2021 football CAN in Cameroon) 3 434 513 034 F CFA”, he pointed out, “The budget for the follow-up and representation of the Ministry responsible for sports”. 225,055,000 CFA francs ”.

The support of National Sports Office officials for follow-up is 290,085,000 F CFA, while the participation of the National Elephant Support Group (CNSE) is 288,000,000 F CFA.

“It is important to emphasize that this is not a budget forecast and cost. This budget will be implemented as our delegates advance in the competition,” said Lydy Yaw.

C டிte d’Ivoire has qualified for the finals of the African Nations Cup to be held in Cameroon from January 09 to February 06, 2022.

Preparations for the national team are scheduled for December 27, 2021 to January 6, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


The official Ivorian delegation for the Cup of African Nations has 150 members. It will be chaired by the Minister for Sports Promotion and Promoting the Sports Economy.

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A sports team of 49 is planned (28 players, 15 supervisors, 6 members of the FIF standard team); 17 ONS / DGS representatives; COCAN delegation of 24; CNSE delegation of 50 members and Cabinet Committee of 10 members.

He said the budget aims to provide our national selection with all the support and financial resources to contribute to the better performance of our delegates and to contribute to the final victory on February 6, 2022.

C டிte d’Ivoire State does its part by financing the physical, technical, medical product, etc. of players and coaches, and by promoting them with bonuses resulting from the stage.

“However, even though these bonuses are important, the support of the Ivorians will not be enough to bring the trophy back to C டிte d’Ivoire if they fail the elephants because it is not a competition and the role of the supporters should not be ignored,” he said.

“Therefore, we need complete solidarity, a strong national alliance around them, to create a peaceful environment and an atmosphere of support throughout their journey. We must be united and united,” he said.

Cote d’Ivoire was selected to host the 2021 African Nations Cup (CAN 2021) after 1984. This feature of the Continental Games event has been postponed to 2023.