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Super Eagles Earn N715m AFCON Money For Third-Place Finish

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles will receive a $2m (N715m) reward from Confederation of African Football, CAF, for their third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that ended on Friday , July 19 in Cairo, Egypt.

Winners, Desert Foxes of Algeria, will receive $4.5m while Teranga Lions of Senegal who emerged first runners-up, will collect $2.5m.

CAF unveiled all the participating teams’ earnings at the tournament with hosts, Pharaohs, who were eliminated in the second round, consoling themselves with $670, 000

Angola and Kenya and other teams who finished third in their groups will pocket $620, 000 each while those who reached the Round of 16 will earn $670,000 each. Those in this category, according to CAF include Cameroon, DR Congo, Benin Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Mali, Uganda and Ghana.

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Quarterfinalists, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, South Africa and Benin, CAF said, will receive $800, 000 each with semi finalists, Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia pocketing $2m each.

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