The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a 40 percent increase in the prize money for the winner of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Côte d'Ivoire 2023.
CAF stated on its official website on Thursday that the winner of the TotalEnergies AFCON will receive seven million dollars.
It mentioned that the runner-up will now receive 4 million dollars, while each of the two semi-finalists will receive 2.5 million dollars, and each of the four quarter-finalists will get 1.3 million dollars.
The President of CAF, Patrice Motsepe, said: “CAF has made significant progress over the past two years in increasing the prize money for AFCON and all its other major competitions.
“We have increased the prize money for the AFCON winner to seven million dollars, which is a 40 percent increase from the previous prize money.
“I am confident that a portion of the prize money will contribute to developing football and also benefit all football stakeholders, as well as assist our member associations with their administrations,” he said.
The 2023 AFCON will kick off on Jan. 13 to Feb. 11 in Côte d'Ivoire with 24 nations participating.