Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns have already had a nice pay-day after both secured nearly R10 million in prize-money in the CAF Champions League. Here is how much they could still pocket!
The two PSL sides wrote history after becoming the first two South African teams to qualify for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals in the same campaign.
Downs secured their last-eight spot after topping Group B, while Amakhosi qualified for the knockout stages of the competition following their runners-up finish in Group C.
The Glamour Boys have written headlines after qualifying for their first ever quarter-final from their first-ever group stage participation and will now face Simba SC in the next round, while Downs have been drawn with Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly.
As a consequence, both PSL giants are in for a nice payday from CAF, as they have already secured prize money worth R9.5 million for making it into the last eight.
However, there is still a lot more money on the line, with this year’s champions receiving R36.5 million, according to CAF’s prize money list.
Here is the full overview of CAF’s prize money:
Quarter-final: R9.5 million ($650 000)
Semi-final: R12.8 million ($875 000)
Runners-up: R18.3 million ($1.25 million)
Winner: R36.6 million ($2.5 million)
Meanwhile the teams that finished in third or fourth place in their respective groups received R8 million ($550 000).