The President of Confederation of African Football (CAF) Dr Patrice Motsepe has announced an increase of 150% in prize money for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, few hours to the kick off of the competition.
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.
CAF stated that 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, adding that the increase is in line with the new policy at CAF to make women’s football in Africa globally competitive.
The winner of this year’s edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 will pocket USD 500 000 – a 150% increase of USD 300 000. Previous winners of this competition received 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 which has increased from USD 125 000.