AFCON 2024’s Prize Money: How Much Will the Winners Take Home?


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Football is more than just a game; it’s a gold mine, particularly during the Africa Cup of Nations! As the continent’s teams prepare for AFCON 2024, there is more at stake than just glory. Let’s dig into the glittering cash that await the winners and players in this famous competition.

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The Prize Money Breakdown!

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) isn’t just handing out medals; they’re dishing out dollars, and lots of them! Here’s how the cash stacks up for the teams:

  • Champions’ Check: The team lifting the trophy doesn’t just earn bragging rights; they bag a whopping $7 million! That’s right, seven million reasons to play their hearts out.
  • Second Best, Still Blessed: Falling just short of the crown still has its perks. The runners-up pocket a cool $4 million.
  • Semi-Finalists’ Share: Each of the two teams bowing out in the semis walks away with $2.5 million.
  • Quarter-Finalists’ Quota: The four teams that make it to the quarters but no further each receive $1.3 million.
  • Round of 16 Rewards: The eight teams that get knocked out in the round of 16 aren’t left empty-handed, each getting $800,000.
  • Third-Place Group Finishers: The two teams finishing third in their groups but failing to advance get $700,000 each.
  • Group Stage Goodbye: Even the six teams finishing last in their groups get a consolation of $500,000 each.

Look at the Numbers

Stage of EliminationPrize Money
Round of 16$800,000
Third in Group$700,000
Fourth in Group$500,000

More Than Just Money

While the prize money is clearly the focus of attention at AFCON, there is much more at stake. AFCON’s allure includes national pride, regional rivalries, and the opportunity to display talent on a worldwide platform.

The Road to Glory

Nigeria’s match against Angola at the magnificent Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium is a highlight of the tournament. Nigeria is chasing their fourth title, having last won in 2013. Can they replicate the feat? Only time will tell.

AFCON: A Tournament of Surprises

Every AFCON tournament has its share of surprises. Underdogs rise, titans fall, and legends emerge. This year’s version promises all of that and more, with teams competing not only for the trophy but also for a large cash prize.

The Impact Beyond the Pitch

AFCON’s influence extends beyond football fields. It celebrates African culture, solidarity, and the continent’s love for the beautiful game. The event also provides an opportunity for players to display their abilities, potentially earning moves to larger clubs and leagues.

In conclusion

As AFCON 2024 progresses, remember, it’s more than a game. It’s a festival of football, a showcase of skill, and yes, a lucrative endeavor for the teams involved. Stay tuned to for all the latest updates, match reports, and behind-the-scenes action from AFCON 2024!

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