BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
Unlike the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 when they returned home empty handed after an impressive group stage and appalling Round of 16 outing, the Super Eagles have earned $800,000 in prize money for getting out of the group stage.
Success on Friday in their quarter-finals duel with Angola will raise their take-home to S1.3million.
According to the breakdown of the prize money by CAF, there have been a 40% improvement in prize money. Thus, teams the two teams that placed third in their respective groups but failed to make it to the Round of 16 will get $700,000 each.
The two teams are Ghana and Zambia in Groups B and F respectively. The two teams that fail to go beyond the semi-finals will each get $2 5million. The cup winner will get $7 million while the runners-up will take $4 million.
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