The Africa Women’s Nations Cup which is scheduled to begin today has had its monetary value set on winners and runner-ups increased by 150%, CAF President disclosed. In today’s first game, host nation Morocco goes against Burkina Faso at 9 pm local time in group A. The increase rose from USD 975 000 to USD 2 400 000 – an increase of almost USD 1.5 million. 11th times champion Super Falcons won the last edition in 2018 and will surely set their priority high on this year’s edition.
CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe announced this development during a press briefing:
“In line with the new policy at CAF to make women’s football in Africa globally competitive, the President of CAF Dr Patrice Motsepe has announced an increase of 150% in prize money for the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022.
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.
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.
The President of CAF and the CAF Executive Committee have identified women’s football as among the top priorities of CAF.
The winner of this year’s edition of the TotalEnergies 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. Quarter-finalists will get USD 175 000 each, a third of the group to get USD 50 000 and the fourth of the group get USD 25 000.”