CAF President Dr Motsepe
CAF President Dr Motsepe

In line with the new policy at CAF to make women’s football in Africa globally competitive, the President of CAF Dr Patrice Motsepe has announced an increase of 150% in prize money for the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022.

The tournament kicked off on Saturday night at 21h30  local time (20h30 GMT) with hosts Morocco playing Burkina Faso at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, in Rabat. 

The overall prize money of the competition has been increased from USD 975 000 to USD 2 400 000 – an increase of almost USD 1.5 million.

The President of CAF and the CAF Executive Committee have identified women’s football as amongst the top priorities of CAF.

The winner of this year’s edition of the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 will pocket USD 500 000 – a 150% increase of USD 300 000. Previous winners of this competition received USD 200 000.

The prize money for runners-up has almost doubled from USD 175 000 to USD 300 000 and the semi-finalists will get USD 225 000 each which has increased from USD 125 000.

The new prize money breakdown :

Position       Previous Prize Money     New Prize Money Remarks

Winner        USD 200 000       USD 500 000       Increased by USD 300 000

Runner up   USD 175 000       USD 300 000       Increased by USD 125 000

Semi-finalists (2)   USD 125 000 x 2 USD 225 000 x 2 Increased by USD 100 000 for each semi-finalist

Quarter-finalists (4) There were no quarter-finalists in the previous competitions USD 175 000 x 4  Set at USD 175 000 for each quarter-finalist

3rd of the group    USD 100 000 x 2 USD 150 000 x 1 Increased by USD 50 000

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4th of the group (3)        USD 75 000 x 2   USD 100 000 x 3 Increased by USD 25 000 for each 4th of the group

TOTAL       USD 975 000       USD 2 400 000    Overall Prize Money increased by USD 1 425 000

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