FIFA’s president is promising $25,000 for the goalkeeper who was shot and injured in the terrorist attack on the Togo team’s bus at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Kodjovi Obilale says he received a letter from Sepp Blatter this weekend offering money from a FIFA humanitarian fund.
Obilale says he has struggled to get help from the Confederation of African Football, which organized the competition, from Angola, which hosted it, and from his own country, Togo.
He wrote to Blatter in August asking for his assistance.
Obilale said Blatter wrote that FIFA could not be held responsible for the “tragic” attack, but that FIFA will still “continue to study this dossier.”
Obilale was shot twice in the back.