AFCON Prize Money : CAF Pays Algeria $4.5m Senegal $2.5m, Nigeria $2m
The Confederation of Afrcan Football, CAF, paid the African Cup of Nations champions, Algeria, the sum of $4.5 million, Senegal, the second-placed team got $2.5m, while third-placed Super Eagles earned $2m.
Algeria lifted their second ever AFCON trophy after narrowly beating Senegal 1-0 in the final last Friday night.
Following the end of the tournament, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have revealed the prize money for all participant countries.
As for hosts Egypt, they will receive $670.000 following their disappointing elimination from the round of 16, according to Vanguard.
The prizes will be distributed as follows:
Angola and Kenya (Third place in group-stages): $620.000
Round of 16: $670.000 (Benin, Uganda, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, DR Congo, Cameroon and Ghana)
Quarter-finals: $800.000 (Madagascar, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Benin)
Semi-finalists: $2 million (Nigeria and Tunisia)
Senegal: $2.5 million.
Algeria: $4.5 million.
Source: Daily Post