Algeria football team donate prize money to people of Gaza

Algeria striker Islam Slimani has confirmed that the team have donated their World Cup prize money ( around $9 Million) to the people in Gaza, saying "They need it more than us".

Algeria football team donate prize money to people of Gaza

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Algerian World Cup football team has pledged to donate their earnings from the competition to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip

Stay player Islam Slimani, turned down a financial reward presented to him by Arab businessmen and artists for each goal he scored, telling them that Gaza was in need of help and that he along with his team mates were not in need of any more money.

'Our brothers in Gaza need help, we don't need anyone's money, but our Palestinian brother need this money,' Slimani was quoted by Jezair Khabar newspaper.

Slimani was promised a cash reward for each goal he scored and a prize car before the FIFA 2014 World Cup commenced.

After losing 2-1 to Germany in the second round Algeria crashed out of the tournament on June 30.

 

Last Mod: 03 Temmuz 2014, 16:00
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