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CAF announces plans to increase AFCON winner prize money

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disclosed its plan to jack up the prize money for the winner of the upcoming AFCON

Dr. Patrice Motsepe,  CAF President revealed this on Tuesday night at Yaounde, Cameroon during the draws for the 2021 AFCON.

The prize money which will see the winner awarded $ 5 million (or 4.5 million euros) is more than the 2019 package of 3.96 million euros.

Motsepe in his remarks confirmed that players of the country that wins the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will receive separate prize money from that of the country.

“We want to increase the prize money and we are in discussions with sponsors because we have to show the world that African football is as good and amongst the best in the world”

“One of the things we want to do is to provide on top of the prize money which will be won by the winning nation, is to put aside prize money so that the nation that wins the AFCON next year, there is prize money that will go to the players so that we’ll not experience the problems we’ve had in the past”.

“Players are demotivated when they qualify because they don’t know how much they will earn by way of bonuses. We are working on those things.”

Below are the prize money;

Winner: 4.5 million euros
Runners up: 2.64 million euros
Third place: 2.2 million euros
Semi-finalist: 2.2 million euros
Quarter-finalists: 703,361 euros ($3.2million) total.

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