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AFCON 2019 Prize Money: Who gets what?

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Emerging as champions of the Africa Cup of Nations remains the primary ambition of participating countries, not just for the prestige that accompanies such feat, but for the huge monetary benefit too.

For the first time, the biggest football competition in Africa will feature 24 teams with an assemblage of the continent’s finest players and teams battling it out for the chance to play in the Afcon 2019 final billed for July 19 at the Cairo International Stadium where the trophy, the prestige and the prize money will be claimed by the winners.

The Confederation of African Football confirmed in April 2019 that a total of $14.2 million would be shared between the best eight teams at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the form of prize money.

If a team gets knocked out from the quarter-final, such a country will be rewarded with $800,000.

The beaten semi-finalists who contest the third-place play-off will share $4m, with each getting $2m.

The 2019 Afcon final is a $7m game and the winners will be paid $4.5m with the runners-up pocketing $2.5m.

How much prize money did they make in Afcon 2017?

The prize money available to participants at the last Afcon staged in 2017 was slightly lower than the latest fund with the overall pot coming in at $12.2m – $2m less than 2019.

Cameroon won the tournament and were paid $4m for doing so, which is $500,000m less than what awaits the 2019 winners. Beaten finalists in 2017, Egypt, got $2m, while third-place Burkina Faso and fourth-place Ghana received $1.5m each.

The prize for reaching the quarter-final was the same at $800,000

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Cameroon plays a barren draw with Tunisia under new coach

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Toni Conceicao began his reign as Cameroon coach with a goalless draw against Tunisia on Saturday evening at Stade Olympique de Rades.

The Carthage Eagles were preparing for the African Nations Championship qualifier against Libya and new coach Mondher Kebaier did not include experienced midfielders, Wabhi Khazri and Anice Badri.

Unlike Conceicao, Kebaier had already presided over two games since replacing French coach Alain Giresse, who led Tunisia to fourth place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – edging Mauritania 1-0 in his first game in charge but lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast in back-to-back friendlies in September.

A little unknown Portuguese coach Conceicao succeeded Dutch legend Clarence Seerdof after a lackluster campaign at the 2019 Afcon finals, where they were booted out in the last 16 stage by Nigeria as defending champions of the tournament.

Conceicao made wholesale changes in his team, only keeping notable strikers Karl Toko Ekambi and Bassogog from the 2019 Afcon campaign.

The first stanza did not have much of the action in the last third for both sides but Tunisia were forced to make a substitution towards the end of the first half, as Ghilane Chaalali could not continue and he was replaced by Aymen Mohamed.

The Indomitable Lions were fired up after the break and they were awarded a penalty on the hour-mark, however Bassagog could not break the deadlock as he fired his spot-kick high and wide.

The sides made numerous substitutions in the latter phase of the game, which contributed to the lack of momentum and in the end the encounter ended all square.

Tunisia will take on Libya next week Friday in the CHAN first round, before opening their 2021 Afcon qualifiers campaign in Group J against the same opponent in November.

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Toni Conceçaio appointed as new coach of Indomitable Lions

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Cameroon sports minister has appointed Portuguese-born Antonio Conceição da Silva Oliveira as the new head coach of the Indomitable Lions.

He was appointed on Friday September 20 by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education who said it is the accomplishment of a rigorous process.

The 57-year old Toni Conceicaio will be assisted by François Omam Biyik and Jacques Songo’o as goalkeepers’ trainer.

Toni Conceiçaio replaces Clarence Seedorf who was sacked after a dismal performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where Cameroon were knocked

In the same light, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education Narcisse Mouelle Kombi appointed Clement Arroga as the head coach of the Intermediate Lions while Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso will be his assistant

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Cameroon footballer star makes headline for his performance in bed in a leaked sex video

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It’s a video which has shocked many and kept millions of his followers talking on social media, football star Clinton Njie wakes up to a new reality as his sex video, leaked to the public goes viral barely a week after signing a new contract with a Russian club Dynamo Moscow  in a bit to revitalize his ailing career.

The leaked video shows the former Marseille man with a lady many claimed to be a Nigerian model performing oral sex in a hotel room has generated a scandal which has rocked social media and hurt his image at home.

Neither Clinton nor his management is yet to officially make a statement with respect to the ravaging video.

The Russia bound striker who took part in the just ended AFCON 2019 in Egypt with the country’s national team was one of the standout performers of the team which exited the competition disgracefully in the rounds of 16

Clinton had been suffering from a struggling career after major injury spells meant he had to struggle for game time in his former clubs.

In June 2018, the country’s football management body FECAFOOT issued a query to the player for allegedly bringing a girl in their hotel room before a pre AFCON friendly against Burkina Faso

Clinton Mua N’Jie is a Cameroonian professional footballer who currently plays for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League and the Cameroon national team. He spent most of his career in Ligue 1 with Lyon and Marseille, with a brief spell at Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League inbetween.

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