CAF gives $150,000 to Port Said victims' families

GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer Published:

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- The Confederation of African Football says it will give $150,000 to families of the victims of violence at a football match in Egypt.

CAF's donation for those affected by the clashes after a league game in Port Said on Feb. 1, when over 70 people were killed, was approved at a meeting late Saturday during the African Cup of Nations in Gabon.

World football body FIFA has already said it will give $250,000 to the families.

Flags have been flying at half mast at Africa's continental championship in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and teams and officials have observed a minute's silence before games as a mark of respect to those killed.

The deaths also sparked renewed protests in Egypt against the country's military rule.