Nigerian Super Eagles to Receive $2 Million from CAF for Making The Third Place in the 2019 AFCON Tournament

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will receive the sum of N714m ($2m) from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). This is for participating and coming third at the recently concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will receive the sum of N714m ($2m) from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). This is for participating and coming third at the recently concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

AFCON 2019: Nigeria Makes third place

Nigeria finished third after beating Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place game to win the bronze medal. This win makes it a record eighth time in AFCON history for Nigeria.  

Odion Ighalo put the Nigerian team on the score board ahead of Tunisia in the 3rd minute of the game.  He was also the highest goal scorer of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored a total of five goals in this year’s tournament.

Nigerian super Eagles started the tournament with a victory against Burundi by a 1 goal to nothing. They went on to also beat Guinea 1 – 0. However, they lost 2 – 0 to Debuters, Madagascar who topped the group.

Advancing to the round of 16, Nigeria knocked out defending Champions by 3 goals to 2 to advance to the quarter Finals. Here, t Bafana Bafana of South Africa bowed out of the competition after a 2 – 1 loss to Nigeria. Despite these wins, the super Eagles squad were eliminated from the Tournament when the lost to tournament winners Algeria.
 
African Cup of Nations champions, Algeria will get the sum of $4.5 million. The second-placed team Senegal will get $2.5m. Tunisia who came fourth will also receive $2.

The Prizes will be distributed as follows

Angola and Kenya (Third place in group-stages): $620.000

Round of 16: $670.000 (Benin, Uganda, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, DR Congo, Cameroon and Ghana)

Quarter-finals: $800.000 (Madagascar, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Benin)

Semi-finalists: $2 million (Nigeria and Tunisia)

Senegal: $2.5 million.

Algeria: $4.5 million.

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