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AFCON 2017 winner to pocket $4 million

06 January 2017, 11:36

Abuja - The prize money for the forthcoming Total Africa Cup of Nations has been almost tripled to US$4 million, it has been disclosed in Abuja.

The jackpot for clinching the competition increases from $1.5 million the winners received in the last four editions, sponsored by telecommunications firm, Orange.

Oil and energy company, Total, has assumed sponsorship of the continent's biggest football tournament.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, disclosed the figures at the just-ended Glo-CAF Awards dinner.

Also read: Mood in Gabon gloomy, tense ahead of 2017 AFCON

He said moreover, the year 2017 started a new cycle in the marketing of the commercialisation and media rights of the competition.

This year’s edition, set for Gabon from January 14 to February 5, coincides with the 60th anniversary of CAF.

Hayatou hailed the year as “particular” and “symbolic” to African football and CAF.

– CAJ News

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