The Confederation of African Football has announced that the winners of the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations will leave Cameron with the sum of €4.5 Million.
The runners-up will receive €2.64m while the third-place playoff winners will get €2.2m, same as semi-finalists.
All quarter finalists would earn €703,361, as each of the 24 countries take part in competition will receive at least €534,000 for participation.
CAF President, Patrice Motsepe, made this known during the draws for the continental showpiece in Yaounde, Cameroon last year that there were plans to increase the prize money from €3.9m.
Motsepe said, “We want to increase the prize money and we are in discussions with sponsors because we have to show the world that African football is as good and amongst the best in the world.
“One of the things we want to do is to provide on top of the prize money which will be won by the winning nation, is to put aside prize money so that the nation that wins the AFCON next year, there is prize money that will go to the players so that we’ll not experience the problems we’ve had in the past.
“Players are demotivated when they qualify because they don’t know how much they will earn by way of bonuses. We are working on those things.”
The 2021 AFCON will kick off in Cameroon on January 9, while final will be played on February 6.
For the second consecutive time, 24 countries will take part in the biennial competition, following a successful run in Egypt in 2019.