The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will be introducing prize money for players while looking to increase the reward to countries that win the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), says President Patrice Motsepe.
Currently standing at $4.5million for the winner, the football governing entity’s new plans will help curb national team problems concerning bonuses.
“We spoke about increasing the prize money for the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and we are in discussion with sponsors.
“Because we have to show the world that African football is as good as it is and among the best in the world,” Motsepe stated at the group stage draw for the tourney in Cameroon.
He then disclosed Caf’s latest innovation:
“One of the things we want to do is to provide on top of the prize money which will be won by the winning nation, is to put aside prize money so that the nation that wins the Afcon next year, there is prize money that will go to the players so that we’ll not experience the problems we’ve had in the past.
“Players are demotivated when they qualify because they don’t know how much they will earn by way of bonuses. We are working on those things.”
The flagship African competition starts on January 9 and will end on February 6, 2022.