(The Guardian) Equatorial Guinea footballers' $1m win bonus condemned by poverty activists

(The Guardian) Equatorial Guinea footballers' $1m win bonus condemned by poverty activists

David Smith January 20, 2012
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The playboy son of autocratic president Teodoro Obiang will pay national soccer team players £1m and $20,000 per goal if they beat Libya in the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

An offer of $1m (£644,548) to Equatorial Guinea's footballers to win a big match has been condemned by anti-poverty and corruption campaigners.

The bonus will be shared by the national team if they beat Libya on Saturday in the Africa Cup of Nations, which Equatorial Guinea is co-hosting. The players will also be awarded $20,000 (£12,890) for every goal they score.

The cash prize has been put up by Teodorin Obiang, the playboy son of the country's autocratic president, Teodoro Obiang, according to the team liaison officer David Mosiwy.

 

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