The Africa Cup of Nations enters the semi-final stage tonight, with Senegal playing Burkina Faso in the first match.
Hosts Cameroon is set to face the toughest test yet in their aim for another title when they play Egypt's Pharaohs on Thursday evening.
Apart from playing for status and pride, the AFCON winners walk home with a hefty amount.
The amount the winner takes home has more than tripled from what the 2015 winner pocketed.
The winner of the 2021 AFCON will receive a cash prize of $5 million.— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) February 2, 2022
The winner of the 2015 edition of AFCON received $1.5 million.
Here is the breakdown;
- Winner: USD 5 million (increased by USD 500 000)
- Runner-up: USD 2.75 million (increased by USD 250 000)
- Semi-Finalists: USD 2.2 million (increased by USD 200 000)
- Quarter-Finalists: USD 1.175 million (increased by USD 175 000).
The 33rd edition of the tournaments is sponsored by TotalEnergies. as the title sponsors, with other organisations also on board.