Afcon winners to receive record N$130 million prize

Senegal’s players celebrate after winning the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations trophy. File photo

The winners of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations will receive a record seven million US dollars (about N$130 mn), a Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement revealed on Thursday.

It is 40 percent more than what Senegal pocketed for winning the last edition, in Cameroon two years ago.

The runners-up in the Ivory Coast, who host the premier African football tournament from January 13 to February 11, will receive four million US dollars (about N$74 mn).

Losing semi-finalists get US$2,5 million (about N$46 mn) each and quarter-finalists US$ 1,3 million (N$24 mn) each, according to the statement, which gave no other prize money details.

Hosts Ivory Coast and 23 other countries, including record seven-time champions Egypt, will be challenging for glory in the west African nation.

Two-time champions Ivory Coast play Guinea-Bissau, without a win in three previous appearances, on January 13 in the tournament opener at the 60 000-seat Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

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