Super Eagles to receive N9 billion if they win the AFCON title

If the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeat the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in today’s 34th Africa Cup of Nations final, they would be awarded $7 million (N8.9 billion) in prize money.

Nigeria advanced to the final by defeating South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 4-2 in a penalty shootout following 120 minutes of football that ended 1-1 at the Stade de la Paix in Bouke on Wednesday.

The two AFCON finalists, Nigeria and hosts Cote d’Ivoire, have already received $4 million apiece for making it to the final.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced a 40% increase in prize money before to the start of the competition.

According to CAF, the winners will receive $7 million, which is $2 million more than the last edition in Cameroon.

The AFCON runners-up will now take home $4 million (N5 billion), while the losing semi-finalists, South Africa and DR Congo, will each pocket $2.5 million, and the four quarter-finalists will each receive $1.3 million.

“CAF has made significant progress over the past two years in increasing the prize money of the AFCON, and all its other major competitions,” CAF boss, Patrice Motsepe said.

“We have increased the prize money of the AFCON winner to USD 7,000 000, which is a 40 percent increase from the previous AFCON prize money.

“I am confident that a portion of the prize money will contribute to developing football and also benefit all the football stakeholders, as well as assist our Member Associations with their administrations,” he added.

 

 

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