From Equatorial Guinea are that the mother of Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba has been cooking for the national team supporters at a makeshift restaurant she set up near the fans’ village in Malabo.
Clotilde Drogba told reporters that it was her contribution to the country at the tournament by feeding the supporters so they could have enough strength to cheer the team to victory.
Every match day, some 60 members of the national committee of the Elephants supporters (CNSE) queue up with bowls to collect free food from the mother of the country’s most famous footballer.
Ivory Coast sports minister Philippe Legre visited the supporters’ village early this week and handed the sum of $100 to each of the 60 fans.
Local commentators have criticised the Ivorian authorities for funding such a small group of followers. In contrast Angola brought 700 supporters while Burkina Faso had 200 fans.