Super Eagles to get richer with N9bn bounty for AFCON triumph

Posted : 10 February 2024

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are expected to receive a sum of $7 million (N8.9 billion) as prize money if they emerge victorious in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d'Ivoire.


Nigeria secured a spot in the final by defeating South Africa's Bafana Bafana 4-2 in a penalty shootout after an intense 120 minutes of football, concluding in a 1-1 draw at the Stade de la Paix, Bouaké, on Wednesday.


The two finalists, Nigeria and hosts Cote d'Ivoire, have already earned $4 million each for reaching the final, setting the stage for their highly anticipated clash on Sunday.


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) had previously announced a 40% increase in prize money before the tournament began.


According to CAF, the winners of the tournament will receive $7 million, which is $2 million more than the prize money awarded in the previous edition held in Cameroon.


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


CAF President Motsepe emphasized the significant progress made in the past two years to increase the prize money for AFCON and other major competitions. He expressed confidence that a portion of the prize money would contribute to football development, benefit football stakeholders, and assist Member Associations in their administrations.

ADD A COMMENT :

Hot Topics

Best Odds Center
best odds centre button
Click here!
Live TV
watch live tv button
Click here!
to watch
10 Bet button
10 bet watch button
Click here!
Live Scores
play watch Live Score button
Click here!
close button
Please fill captcha :