AFCON 2019: Super Eagles and 23 others jostle for $14.2m

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles and 23 others jostle for $14.2m

- AFCON 2019 will see Nigeria' and 23 others jostle for a total prize money of $14.2m

- Semi-finalists who square up in the third-place play-off will share $4m, with each getting $2m

- The winners in the final will pockets $4.5m, with the runners-up getting $2.5m

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will smile to the bank with $4.5m prize money if the Gernot Rohr’s tutored-side emerges victorious at the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

According to Goal report, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed in April 2019 that prize money totaling $14.2 million would be shared between the best eight teams at AFCON 2019 as prize money.

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Interestingly, the continent’s football showpiece will feature 24 teams for the first time, with final slated for July 19 at the Cairo International Stadium.

A further breakdown of the prize money disclosed that any country that reaches the quarterfinal rounds will pocket $800,000.

Going forward, beaten semi-finalists, who will have the privilege of play in the loser’s final, otherwise known the third-place match will get $2m each.

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And in the final game, the winners will pockets $4.5m, with the runners-up getting $2.5m.

The competition will run from June 21 to July 19 in Egypt.

Ealier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi were handed a special training ahead of Nigeria's final pre-tournament friendly against Senegal.

In a video clip uploaded on Super Eagles official Twitter handle, on Saturday, June 15, goalkeeper coach Alloy Agu was spotted dishing out instructions as the shot-stopper participated in several goalkeeping drills at training.

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