The 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2021, has not only brought delight and excitement to thousands of fans around the continent of Africa and the world, but it has also contributed huge monetary prizes to the 16 teams who have competed.
Senegal, the African Cup of Nations champion, took home $4.5 million in total prize money for winning the final on Sunday after defeating Egypt 4.2 on penalties.
Meanwhile, the runners-up, Egypt, took home $2.75 million in total prize money for losing in the final.
Qualifying for the round of quarters final another €2 million to the pot, while the quarter-finals add another €3.25 million.
A semi-final slip is worth $2.2 million, while the quarterfinalist is $1.85 million.
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