Africa’s finest football nations will lock horns starting today in the battle for the ultimate price, the African Cup of Nations gong.
Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars is making a comeback to the tournament after 15 years in the cold.
The 24 teams participating in the tournament will each get a slice of the USD14.2 million prize money made available by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), regardless of their results.
Already, Harambee Stars is assured of Sh48 million ($475,000). This is the prize of finishing last in the group stages.
Should they finish third, the sum goes up to Sh58 million ($575,000).
Teams that reach the quarters finals by virtue of finishing first or second in the group stages will each get Sh81 million ($800,000).
Beaten semi-finalists who will play in the third-place play off will split Sh403 milion ($4 million).
The 2019 Afcon winner will take home Sh453 million ($4.5 million), with the runners up pocketing Sh252 million ($2.5 million).
The tournament is set to run to July 19th.
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