Confederation of African Football (CAF) has paid each of the countries participating in 2019 AFCON two hundred and sixty thousand dollars to finance their preparations for the tournament in Egypt.
This year’s Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations will have twenty-four countries battling it all out for glory. The aim of the advance payments from CAF is to help federations or associations with smaller budgets to meet the expenses of their preliminary preparations.
The premium ranges between four—point-five million dollars for the eventual champions and four hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars for the teams that will be eliminated at the group stage.
The Super Eagles, considered favourites for the AFCON title are drawn in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.