African – Football: The next winner of the AFCON will receive 2 billion FCFA unlike the 750 million FCFA pocketed by the last winner

Written by Deckson N.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced an increase in the fees of all its competitions, for the period 2017-2020.

The announcement of the increase of these stamps is following the agreement of sponsorship concluded in July by the CAF and the French oil company Total. According to the decision announced Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the winner of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the flagship competition of African football, will receive four million dollars, about two billion CFA francs. Côte d’Ivoire, winner of the last edition of the CAN in 2015, was rewarded about 750 million CFA francs.

As for the CAF Champions League, the winning club will pocket 2.5 million dollars, about 1.25 billion CFA francs. Last season’s champion, the Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, left with $ 1.5 million, the equivalent of about 750 million CFA francs.

The 2019 edition of the Women AFCON will be endowed with a bet of 80 000 dollars, about 40 million francs, against 50 000 dollars so far, which is equivalent to approximately 25 million CFA francs.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Total signed an agreement on July 21, after which Total becomes the official sponsor of African football for the next 8 years. The Group will support the 10 main CAF competitions, starting with the next edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON). It will be called “Total Africa Cup of Nations” and will be held in Gabon from 14 January to 5 February 2017.

As a title sponsor of 10 CAF competitions, Total will be present on more than 1500 games at: the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the African Nations Championship (CHAN), the inter-club competitions (UEFA Champions League, Confederation Cup and Super Cup), youth competitions (U-23, U-20, U-17), the Women African Cup of Nations and the Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.

But neither CAF nor Total have so far made public the financial details of this agreement.

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