There has been a 60% increase in the prize money for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the ongoing 2022 edition in Algeria compared to the 2020 edition held in Cameroon.
After bowing out of the competition at the group stage level for the sixth straight campaign, what will be Uganda’s share this time around?
The Uganda Cranes finished third in Group B with four points after winning one game against Senegal, drawing with the Democratic Republic of Congo, and losing to Ivory Coast.
For the above performance, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’ coached side will earn $300,000 which is more than UGX1.2B as allocated by CAF.
This is the same money FUFA received after the Cranes finished bottom of Group C in Cameroon in the last edition.
However, this year’s total prize money has been increased to $7,900,000 from $5,450,000.
Whoever emerges champion will walk away with $2M compared to the $1,250,000 that was received by the 2020 winners Morocco.
Last edition’s runners-up Mali received $700,000 and that has increased by $100,000 to $800,000.
The teams that will reach this year’s third-place playoff final will receive $500,000 which is $100,000 better than the $400,000 Guinea and Cameroon earned in the last edition.
The losing quarterfinalists are guaranteed $400,000, third-placed teams in groups of four teams, and the second-placed teams in groups of three teams will bag $300,000, and $200,000 will go to the bottom group teams.
Hosts Algeria, Mozambique, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Madagascar, Mauritania, and Ivory Coast are this year’s quarter-finalists.
Algeria v Ivory Coast
Senegal v Mauritania
Niger v Ghana
Madagascar v Mozambique