With Bafana Bafana and Nigeria locking horns for a place in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, here is an overview of how the Super Eagles whopping bonuses compare to South Africa’s.
South Africa’s players have so far earned themselves R520 000 for their exploits at the tournament in Egypt after Safa president Danny Jordaan confirmed the agreed bonus structure in Cairo last week.
This amount would rise to R670 000, if Stuart Baxter’s men were to beat old rivals Nigeria as well to reach the tournament’s semi-finals.
The Super Eagles, meanwhile, have already securred around R671 000, as per Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, who published the Nigerian bonus structure ahead of the tournament.
After speaking to Nigerian Football Federation vice-chairman Shehu Dikko, Obayiuwana tweeted the following breakdown:
Here are what the @NGSuperEagles players will get as match bonuses: Group stage wins: $10k; Round of 16: $12.5k; QF: $15k; SF: $17.5k. And if they win the final: $20k. So, each player would earn $95,000 for winning #AFCON2019.
Due to Nigeria’s loss to Madagascar, the team have earned R460 000 so far, R141 000 for each of group stage wins plus another R177 000 for reaching the last 16 and R212 000 for qualifying for the quarter-finals.
The overall bonus per player, if Nigeria would lift the trophy, could rise to a massive R1.2 million and you can see a full breakdown of how South Africa’s and their quarter-final opponents’ bonus structure compares below.
|Last 16||R320 000||$32 500 (R460 000)|
|Quarter-finals||R520 000||$47 500 (R671 000)|
|Semi-finals||R670 000||$65 000 (R920 000)|
|Winning Afcon||R920 000||$85 000 (R1.2 million)|
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, meanwhile, who has made South Africa favourites to lift this year’s Afcon after eliminating hosts Egypt would reportedly get $190 000 (R2.7 million), if he would guide the Super Eagles to their first Afcon triumph since 2013.