The Confederation of African Football has confirmed that a total of $14.2 million would be shared among the best eight teams at the 2019 Africa cup of Nations in the form of prize money.

Becoming champions of the Africa cup of Nations remain the primary ambition of participating countries, not just for the prestige that accompanies it, but also for the huge monetary benefits.

AFCON 2019 will play with 24 teams for the first time where the finest players and teams shall be battling for the chance to play in the AFCON 2019 final billed for July 19 at the Cairo International stadium.

According to CAF, the money will be shared as follows

If a team gets knocked out from the quarter final, they will be rewarded with $800,000.

The beaten semi-finalists who contest the third place play-off will share$4m, with each getting $2m.

The winners of the AFCON 2019 final will be paid $4.5m with the runners up pocketing $2.5m.

The prize money for the 2017 AFCON was slightly lower than the latest fund with the overall pot coming in at $12.2m-$2m less than 2019.

Cameroon won the tournament and we’re paid $4m which is less than what awaits the 2019 winners. Beaten finalists, Egypt, got $2m while semi-finalists Ghana and Burkina Faso took home $1.5m each.

Mangek Promise Ngum