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Rich-pickings await Warriors in Gabon

by Alice Dube
28 Dec 2016 at 10:32hrs | Views
The Warriors are guaranteed a minimum of  $475 000 for participating in the African Cup of Nations in Gabon.

 All participating nations would receive substantial amounts including those that finish at the bottom of their groups.

Tournament  winners will get $4 million, runners up stand to  receive $2 million, semi-finalists ($1.5m) and quarter-finalists will pocket $800,000.

Third-place finishers in the group stage are set to get $575,000 and the bottom side  will pocket $475 000.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) signed an agreement with new sponsor, French petroleum group Total.

The oil giant signed an eight-year contract for an estimated amount of a little over one billion dollars.

Zimbabwe, in Group B, will begin their Afcon campaign with a match against Algeria on January 15, before taking on Senegal four days later.

They would conclude their group matches against Tunisia on January 23.

Source - Byo24News