CHAN 2018: CAF Confirms New Prize Money For Super Eagles
Everyone is a winner and must go home with something to show.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco.
In the breakdown, second–placed Nigeria will earn $400,000 (about N144m) and not $750,000 (N270m) as widely touted.
As reflected in the new breakdown of the prize monies, hosts and champions Morocco will pocket $750,000.
On their parts, semifinalists Sudan (eventual bronze medalists) and Libya to pocket the sum of $250,000 each.
The four teams that crashed out at the quarter final stage, viz Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Congo will each be $175,000 richer, while the third placed teams in each of the four preliminary groups will get $125,000 each.
The fourth –placed teams in each of the four groups will smile to the bank with $100,000.
“CAF has spread the monies in such a way that each of the 16 participating teams at the finals would benefit.
"No team has received its share yet, but once the finance and audit people conclude their work in a number of weeks, the teams would be paid,” NFF President Amaju Pinnick, a Member of both the CAF Executive Committee and the CAF Emergency Committee, told thenff.com.
This means Super Eagles’ players and officials, who have been promised 30% of the bonus by the Nigeria Football Federation, will be smiling to the bank in a few weeks’ time.
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