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How Much AFCON Prize Money Bafana Will Take Home

After Bafana Bafana were knocked out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, they will take R46.9 million in prize money back home to South Africa.

Hugo Broos’ side became the first Bafana team to reach the semi-finals in 2024, but they were stopped by the Super Eagles on penalties after a brave performance.

Nigeria opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the second half, and looked to have made it 2-0 with minutes to go. However, Bafana got a penalty after VAR review, with Nigeria’s second being chalked off.

Teboho Mokoena stepped up and converted the penalty to draw the tie, and Bafana even had chances to win it before extra-time. However, in the end they were knocked out on penalties after Mokoena and Evidence Makgopa missed their spot-kicks.

As a consequence, Nigeria have secured at least R75 million in prize money, but could get almost double should they beat Ivory Coast in Sunday’s final.

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Meanwhile, both South Africa and Congo DR have bagged R46.9 million in prize money, with the amount not increasing for the winner of the third-place playoff.

Full prize money overview:

US DollarRand
Winner$7 000 000R131 million
Runners-up$4 000 000R75 million
Semi-finalists (2 teams)$2 500 000 R46.9 million
Quarter-finalists (4 teams)$1 300 000 R24.4 million
Round of 16 (8 teams)$800 000 R15 million
The two teams ranked 3rd in their group but fail to qualify for the Last 16 (2 teams)$700 000 R13 million
The teams ranked 4th in each of the 6 groups  (6 teams)$500 000 R9.4 milion
David Kappel
David Kappel
David Kappel has served as a renowned international editor and content manager for almost a decade. David specialises in ensuring content and social media posts are highly engaging for football fans and was previously the international editor at Soccer Laduma. He is currently the iDiski Times website editor and social strategist.