The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has increased the prize money for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire by 40%.
The winning team will receive USD 7,000,000, aiming to boost the tournament’s prestige and incentivize top-tier African football performances. The runner-up’s prize money has also increased to USD 4,000,000, demonstrating CAF’s commitment to recognizing and rewarding excellence.
Semi-finalists now secure USD 2,500,000, while the four quarter-finalists receive USD 1,300,000 each.
Dr Patrice Motsepe, CAF President, expressed enthusiasm for the progress made in enhancing prize money across various CAF competitions and emphasized the importance of a portion of the prize money in advancing football infrastructure and benefiting all stakeholders, including Member Associations.