For its 3rd participation in a final phase of the World Cup, Senegal dreams of going all the way in Qatar. To do this, the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) is asking for a budget of 8 billion FCFA, we learn from President Me Augustin, guest on the program Le Point de Vue.
Asked about issues related to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the President of the Fede Me Augustin Senghor reacts that Senegal wants to create a surprise and demands a large sum to bring the trophy home, as during the last CAN.
» For the financial means, we have submitted the budget to the Minister of Sports who will submit it to the authority, to the Head of State and to the Minister of Finance. A priori, I do not want to speak in their place, but I think that there will be no problem at this level. If we make it to the final, we’ll spin around 8 billion FCFA roughly. It is a provisional budget which provides that we go as far as possible. That is, to win the trophy. And, I think that any Senegalese who would like to welcome the World Cup trophy as he welcomed the CAN trophy would not see it with a negative eye so that we can invest these amounts to win a World Cuphe says.
Me Senghor also returned to the two friendly matches in September. “Today, the situation is generally under control. The adversaries of the month of September have already been identified. It will first be against Bolivia in Orleans (France), on September 24th. Afterwards, we will play against Austria in Vienna, Austria (September 27). The FIFA calendar is so closed that we won’t have any other dates until November, just before the World Cup. The particularity is that all the teams will only have one week of preparation. With pressure from European clubs, they will release their players as late as possible“, concludes the president of the FSF.