Confederation of African
Football, CAF has officially
released the cash entitlements
of all teams that participated
at the 5thAfrican Nations
Championship in Morocco,
with second –placed Nigeria to
earn the sum of $400,000 and
not $750,000 as widely touted.
Official figures have
now shown that hosts and
champions Morocco will
pocket the sum of $750,000,
with silver medallists Nigeria
to earn $400,000 and semifinalists
Sudan (eventual
bronze medallists) and Libya
to pocket the sum of $250,000
The four teams that crashed
out at the quarter-final stage,
viz Namibia, Zambia, Angola
and Congo will each be
$175,000 richer, while the thirdplaced
teams in each of the four
preliminary groups will get
$125,000 each.
The fourth –placed teams in
each of the four groups will
smile to the bank with $100,000.
“CAF has spread the monies
in such a way that each of the
16 participating teams at the
finals would benefit. No team
has received its share yet, but
once the finance and audit
people conclude their work in
a number of weeks, the teams
would be paid,” NFF President
Amaju Pinnick, a Member
of both the CAF Executive
Committee and the CAF
Emergency Committee, told yesterday.
This means Super Eagles’
players and officials, who have
been promised 30 percent of the
bonus by the Nigeria Football
Federation, will be smiling to
the bank in a few weeks’ time.

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