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How Nigeria’s Bonuses Compare To Bafana Windfall At Afcon

With Bafana Bafana and Nigeria locking horns for a place in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, here is an overview of how the Super Eagles whopping bonuses compare to South Africa’s.

Read: Nigeria Coach: Bafana Are Afcon Favourites Now

South Africa’s players have so far earned themselves R520 000 for their exploits at the tournament in Egypt after Safa president Danny Jordaan confirmed the agreed bonus structure in Cairo last week.

This amount would rise to R670 000, if Stuart Baxter’s men were to beat old rivals Nigeria as well to reach the tournament’s semi-finals.

The Super Eagles, meanwhile, have already securred around R462 000, as per Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, who published the Nigerian bonus structure ahead of the tournament.

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After speaking to Nigerian Football Federation vice-chairman Shehu Dikko, Obayiuwana tweeted the following breakdown:

Due to Nigeria’s loss to Madagascar, the team have earned R462 000 so far, R142 000 for each of group stage wins plus another R178 000 for qualifying for the quarter-finals.

The would get R212 000 more, if they would beat Bafana, and another R245 000 to reach the final.

The overall bonus per player, if Nigeria would lift the trophy, could rise to a massive R1.2 million, while they would go home with R919 000 in case they finish as runners-up. 

You can see a full breakdown of how South Africa’s and their quarter-final opponents’ bonus structure compares below:


South Africa


Last 16

R320 000

$20 000 (R280 000)


R520 000

$32 500 (R462 000)


R670 000

$47 500 (R674 000)

Winning Afcon

R920 000

$85 000 (R1.2 million)

Read: Mourinho Comments Bafana’s Win Over Egypt

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, meanwhile, who has made South Africa favourites to lift this year’s Afcon after eliminating hosts Egypt would reportedly get $190 000 (R2.7 million), if he would guide the Super Eagles to their first Afcon triumph since 2013.

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