AFCON 2021: CAF To Reward Winners With $5million - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, January 8, 2022

AFCON 2021: CAF To Reward Winners With $5million

Winners of the 2021TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations which kicks-off this Sunday at Olembe  Stadium, Yaoundé in Cameroon, will smile home with a huge $5million as prize money, the Confederation  of Africa Football CAF has revealed 

Executive Committee of the continental body at a meeting chaired by its  President, Dr Patrice Motsepe in Douala, Cameroon,took decision to increase  the prize money of the  Africa's most prestigious football competition, by $500,000

The increase is in line with CAF’s commitment to reward merit performance and enhance the status of the competition

Also semi finalists  will pocket $2.2million each while runners up get $2.75million as well as each of the team in the quarter-finals getting $1.175million as prize money for their 

Super Eagles however began their preparation for the competition with a 2-0 win against Cameroonian top side, Cotton Sports in a tune up match 

Captain Ahmed Musa and Villarreal of Spain mid-fielder, Samuel Chukwueze scored in each half of the friendly

Host Cameroon takes on Burkina-Faso in an opening Group A match this Sunday while Nigeria clash with Egypy on Tuesday in Group D of the football fiesta 

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