AFCON 2015: US $ 1.5 million for the winner

 AFCONThe rewards for of the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) are officially announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The winner of the tournament will get 1.5 million dollars. The other finalist will get one million dollars and all the 16 teams participating in the competition will get $400, 000.

The semi-finalists will each get $ 750,000, while the quarter-finalists will settle for $ 600,000. Each of the teams that finish in third place in the group stage will receive a $ 500,000 envelope while the fourth will be awarded with $ 400,000 each. In total, the grants to the 16 teams participating in the 2015 AFCON tournament are 10 million dollars.

AFCON 2015 has started this Saturday 17th January with the opening match between the hosts and DRC.

This year’s tournament kicks off last week in Equatorial Guinea, a late change in host country after Morocco pulled out citing fears of Ebola.

Nigeria won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa after beating the fellow West African Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final.

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