Eagles N3bn richer, squad arrives Bouake for Bafana clash

The Eagles arrived in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, Bouake, on Tuesday (today) ahead of their semi-final clash against South Africa on Wednesday
Ebenezer Bajela and Abiodun Adewale
Ebenezer Bajela and Abiodun AdewaleGoogle photo

Following the Super Eagles' progression to the semi-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, reports are that the team has earned a prize money of $2.5m (N3bn).

"Nigeria reached the semi-finals of the 34th edition of the AFCON after defeating Angola 1-0 at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Friday," the report stated.

"As one of the remaining four teams in the competition, the Eagles, alongside South Africa, their semi-final opponents; DR Congo and hosts Ivory Coast, have already secured $2.5m."

Before the start of the tournament, Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, announced a 40 percent increase in prize money.

According to the statement published on the website of the football governing body January 4, the winners of the tournament will receive $7m, $2m more than the reward doled out at the last edition in Cameroon.

It was also reported that if Nigeria advanced to the final, they would have secured a minimum of $4m (N5bn) in prize money.

Meanwhile, the Eagles arrived in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, Bouake, on Tuesday (today) ahead of their semi-final clash against South Africa on Wednesday.

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