With the Africa Cup of Nations getting underway this evening, CAF have confirmed the prize money which has increased for this year's tournament.
Click through the gallery above to see the last five Afcon winners.
The African football governing body made the decision at a Executive Committee meeting in Douala, Cameroon on Friday afternoon.
It has now been confirmed that there has been an increase for all the knockout stage rounds, with the winner taking home over $5million (R77million).
The tournament kicks starts with Cameroon taking on Burkina Faso at the
CAF Executive Committee has resolved to increase the prize money of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.
The decision was taken at today’s Executive Committee meeting chaired by President, Dr Patrice Motsepe in Douala, Cameroon.
The increase is in line with CAF’s commitment to reward merit performance and enhance the status of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, and will be in effect in the upcoming edition that will kick-off at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé on 09 January 2022.
The new TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Prize Monies:
· Winner: USD 5 million (an increase of USD 500 000)
· Runner-up: USD 2.75 million (an increase of USD 250 000)
· Semi-Finalists: USD 2.2 million (an increase of USD 200 000)
· Quarter-Finalists: USD 1.175 million (an increase of USD 175 000)
This represents a total increase in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations prize money of USD 1.850m.
Here is a look at the stadiums selected to host the games at Afcon: