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Aftermath of 2017 AFCON: Cameroon to pocket US$4 million
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Aftermath of 2017 AFCON: Cameroon to pocket US$4 million

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Winners at the just concluded 2017 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) held in Gabon are smiling home as  the  Confederation of Africa Football(CAF)   had reviewed the prize money for the competition.

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Champions of the tournament, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will cart home the cash prize  US$ 4 million,  which originally was  US$ 1.5 million, .However, Egypt pockets  US$ 2 million for being runners up.

It was gathered that CAF was able to  increase the prize monies after a sponsor  French
petroleum group Totalcame on board. The oil giant signed an eight-year contract for an estimated amount of a little over one billion dollars (EUR 915 million).

Meanwhile, Ghana carted home  US$ 1.5 million for placing fourth at the biggest Africa football tourney.

However, a total of nearly 16.5 million Dollars will be distributed among the 16 countries that started the tournament on 14 January.

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