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Shot Togo goalie given $100K by FIFA

FIFA says it is giving $100,000 to Kodjovi Obilale, the Togo goalkeeper shot when terrorists attacked the team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations at Angola in January.

The donation announced Monday follows FIFA president Sepp Blatter's promise of $25,000 in September.

Obilale had earlier told The Associated Press he felt abandoned by soccer 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 soccer 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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GJ234249d ago

Good to see him get something. Shame how his career was ended

kulka4249d ago

Terrible tragedy should never had happened

karim4248d ago

Nice thing from FIFA but they're all responsible for the incident

kulka4248d ago

how could they allow world cup in Angola