CAF Increases Women’s AFCON prize money by 150 percent
Dr Patrice Motsepe, President of African football's governing body, CAF, has announced today a large increase in the prize monies to be paid out to national teams participating at the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
They made the announcement via an official press release:
In line with the promise by CAF to make women’s football in Africa globally competitive, the President of CAF Dr Patrice Motsepe has announced an increase 150% in prize money for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022.
The tournament will kick-off on Saturday night at 21h30 local time (20h30 GMT) with hosts Morocco playing Burkina Faso at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, in Rabat.
The overall prize money of the competition has been increased from USD 975 000 to USD 2 400 000 – an increase of almost USD 1.5 million.
The CAF President and the CAF Executive Committee has listed women’s football amongst the top priorities of CAF in the next few years.
The winner of this year’s edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 will pocket USD 500 000 – a 150% increase of USD 300 000. Previously, winners took home USD 200 000.
The prize money for runners-up has almost doubled from USD 175 000 to USD 300 000 and the semi-finalists will get USD 225 000 each – increased from USD 125 000.
The new prize money breakdown :
|Position||Previous Prize Money||New Prize Money||Remarks|
|Winner||USD 200 000||USD 500 000||Increased by USD 300 000|
|Runner up||USD 175 000||USD 300 000||Increased by USD 125 000|
|Semi-finalists (2)||USD 125 000 x 2||USD 225 000 x 2||Increased by USD 100 000 for each semi-finalist|
|Quarter-finalists (4)||There were no quarter-finalists in the previous competitions||USD 175 000 x 4||Set at USD 175 000 for each quarter-finalist|
|3rd of the group||USD 100 000 x 2||USD 150 000 x 1||Increased by USD 50 000|
|4th of the group (3)||USD 75 000 x 2||USD 100 000 x 3||Increased by USD 25 000 for each 4th of the group|
|TOTAL||USD 975 000||USD 2 400 000||Overall Prize Money increased by USD 1 425 000|