AFCON 2019 winners to get $4.5 Million

A financial reward of 4.5 million dollars awaits the winner of the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) as a total package of 14.2 million dollars will be split among the top eight teams at the continent’s biggest football event this year in Egypt.

Teams that are eliminated at the quarterfinal stage will each purse away a 800,000 dollar package as teams who fall out at the semi-final stage will receive a 2 million dollar cheque each.

The losing finalist will be handed a 2.5 million dollar package with the winning team holding a 2 million dollar advantage with a 4.5 million dollar prize.

The prize money available to participants at the last Afcon staged in 2017 was slightly lower than the latest fund with the overall pot coming in at $12.2m – $2m less than 2019.

Cameroon won the tournament and were paid $4m for doing so, which is $500,000m less than what awaits the 2019 winners. Beaten finalists in 2017, Egypt, got $2m, while third-place Burkina Faso and fourth-place Ghana received $1.5m each.

The prize for reaching the quarter-final was the same at $800,000.

STORY BY Sammy Heywood Okine

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