The Super Eagles of Nigeria have received a whopping sum of $2 million (810 million naira) from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the cash prize for reaching the semifinal stage of the number one football competition in the continent.
The champions, Algeria have received $4.5 million, second placed team Senegal took home $2.5m, while third place contestants Super Eagles and Tunisia earned $2 million each.
Algeria lifted their second ever AFCON trophy by narrowly beating the Teranga Lions of Senegal 1-0 in the final last Friday night after getting past the Super Eagles in the quater final stage.
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.
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.
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