The Confederation of Africa Football has increased the prize money of the Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021, SportsDayOnline.com reports.
The decision was taken at today’s Executive Committee meeting chaired by President, Dr Patrice Motsepe in Douala, Cameroon.
SportsDayOnline.com understands that the increase is in line with CAF’s commitment to reward merit performance and enhance the status of the Africa Cup of Nations, and will be in effect in the upcoming edition that will kick-off at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé on Sunday, 09 January 2022.
The new Africa Cup of Nations Prize Monies:
· Winner: USD 5 million (an increase of USD 500 000)
· Runner-up: USD 2.75 million (an increase of USD 250 000)
· Semi-Finalists: USD 2.2 million (an increase of USD 200 000)
· Quarter-Finalists: USD 1.175 million (an increase of USD 175 000)
This represents a total increase in the Africa Cup of Nations prize money of USD 1.850m.