Chad seeks salvation through soccer

    Story highlights

    • Chad and media group sponsor FC Metz
    • Deal is controversial as the nation faces economic and security emergencies
    • Government denies reported fees

    (CNN)The Central African state of Chad is suffering through a steep economic decline and a grueling fight against terrorism.

    But the government believes that soccer can help to revive the nation's fortunes.
      A new sponsorship deal between state officials, Pan-Africa