After a rather disappointing campaign at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, the Ghana Black Stars who came fourth are to receive an amount of US$1.5million from the organisers of the tournament.
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The winners of the last edition of AFCON in 2015 took home $1.5million but a new contract between French petroleum group Total and CAF in excess of one billion dollars (EUR 915 million) was signed, therefore increasing the cash prizes.
The champions of the tournament, Cameroon, will receive US$4million, up from the $1.5million paid the winner of the last edition of the tournament. Silver medallists Egypt take home US$2million.
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The Black Stars will have another opportunity in 2019 to win the AFCON after more than 35-years since it last won it. The 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will be hosted by champions Cameroon.