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    AFCON 2021: €4.5 Million in Prize Money for the New African Champion

    AFCON 2021: €4.5 Million in Prize Money for the New African Champion



    The champion of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which begins next week in Cameroon, will get €4.5 million in prize money.

    The new prize money is €600,000, which is €600,000 more than the previous edition’s winners received.

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the announcement ahead of the tournament’s opening encounter, which is set for Sunday, January 9, 2022, between host Cameroon and Burkina Faso.

    The competition’s losing finalist would receive €2.64 million, while the third-place team would receive €2.2 million.

    Teams that advance to the competition’s semi-finals will receive €2.2 million, while quarter-finalists will receive €703,000.

    In the meantime, each of the 24 competing teams will get €534,000 in participation fees for the competition.

    The 33rd edition of the AFCON, which will take place from January 9 to February 6, 2022, will feature 24 countries competing for the title of African champions.

    Algeria is the current incumbent champion, having defeated Senegal in a thrilling final in Egypt in 2019.



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