Super Eagles Players to Get $5000 for Every Group Stage Win, as CAF Announces N2.8bn for AFCON Winners

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Super Eagles Players to Get $5000 for Every Group Stage Win, as CAF Announces N2.8bn for AFCON Winners

Nigeria’s Super Eagles players will be paid the sum of $5,000 each for every match they win during the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which starts today.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has rolled out the bonus regime to the players as the country aims to win the tournament for the fourth time in their 19th appearance.

The Eagles have been drawn in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and debutants Guinea Bissau with the Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua the venue for all their matches.

There is also a promise to review to bonuses upward if the team gets past the group stage, according to a team official.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has raised the prize money for the winners of the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon to $5 million — up from the previous amount of $4 million.

The continental football governing body announced the 10 percent increment in a statement released on Friday evening.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the executive committee of CAF in Douala, Cameroon.

CAF said the increase became necessary to demonstrate its commitment to rewarding merit, performance and enhancing the status of the competition.

The competition’s runners-up will get $2.75 million in prize money, up from $2.5 million.

The remuneration for the semi-finalists and the quarter-finalists was also increased, with the total sum of the increase on all prize monies being $1.85 million.

“CAF Executive Committee has resolved to increase the prize money of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021,” the statement reads.

“The decision was taken at today’s Executive Committee meeting chaired by President Dr Patrice Motsepe in Douala, Cameroon.

“The increase is in line with CAF’s commitment to reward merit performance and enhance the status of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations and will be in effect in the upcoming edition that will kick-off at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé on 09 January 2022.”

The 33rd AFCON will kick off on Sunday in Cameroon and TheCable is on the ground to give readers daily updates and behind-the-scenes reportage throughout the competition.

 

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