AFCON 2023 final: Super Eagles to receive N9bn if... - The People's Voice


Sunday, February 11, 2024

AFCON 2023 final: Super Eagles to receive N9bn if...

By Our Correspondent

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will receive the sum of $7m (N8.9bn) prize money if they win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’voire.

Nigeria reached the final of the tournament after beating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalty shootout following a thrilling 120 minutes of football which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Stade de la Paix, Bouke on Wednesday.

The two finalists of the AFCON, Nigeria and hosts, Cote d’voire have already pocketed $4m each for advancing to the final, ahead of their much anticipated clash on Sunday.

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) had announced a 40 per cent increase in prize monies before the start of the tournament.

According to the football governing body, the winners of the tournament will receive $7m, $2m more than the last edition in Cameroon.

The runners-up of the AFCON will now go home with $4m (N5bn), while the losing semi-finalists, South Africa and DR Congo will each pocket $2.5m as the four quarter-finalists takes home $1.3m each.

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

“We have increased the prize money of the AFCON winner to USD 7 000 000 which is a 40% 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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