Winners at the just concluded 2017 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) held in Gabon are smiling home as the Confederation of Africa Football(CAF) had reviewed the prize money for the competition.
Champions of the tournament, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will cart home the cash prize US$ 4 million, which originally was US$ 1.5 million, .However, Egypt pockets US$ 2 million for being runners up.
It was gathered that CAF was able to increase the prize monies after a sponsor French
petroleum group Totalcame on board. The oil giant signed an eight-year contract for an estimated amount of a little over one billion dollars (EUR 915 million).
Meanwhile, Ghana carted home US$ 1.5 million for placing fourth at the biggest Africa football tourney.
However, a total of nearly 16.5 million Dollars will be distributed among the 16 countries that started the tournament on 14 January.