FIFA gives $100,000 to shot Togo ‘keeper Obilale

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 football authorities.

The French-based Obilale was liable for six-figure hospital

bills after being shot twice in the back, injuring his spine and


He says he does not expect to return to football 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.