Afcon winner to get $1.5 million

2015-01-17 13:06

Equatorial Guinea – The winner of the African Cup of Nations will get $1.5 million (about R17m), the losing finalist will make $1 million and every one of the 16 teams participating at the tournament will receive at least $400 000.

Tournament organiser the Confederation of African Football says the total prize money on offer at the continental championship in Equatorial Guinea is $10 million, compared to the more than $350 million Fifa gave out to teams at the World Cup in Brazil.

Germany alone took home $35 million for becoming world champion last year.

At the African Cup, the reward for making the quarterfinals is $600 000, and $750 000 for reaching the semifinals.

This year’s tournament kicks off today in Equatorial Guinea, a late change in host country after Morocco pulled out citing fears over Ebola.

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