AFCON 2015 winner to earn US$ 1.5 million

Soccer News of Saturday, 17 January 2015


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The 16 finalists of this year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of 10 million dollars with the eventual champions on February 8 in Bata earning $1.5 million.

According to a special CAF media guide for Equatorial 2015, beaten finalists will cash in a million dollars with the other two semi-finalists carting home $750,000 each.

A further breakdown of the prize will see quarterfinalists each guaranteed $600,000.

The third-placed teams in each of the first round groups will pocket $500,000 while the bottom teams get $400,000 each.

Nigeria won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa after they pipped fellow West Africans Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final.