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CAF increases Super Cup prize money by over 100 percent



THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a huge increase in the prize money for its Super Cup winners.

The CAF Super Cup is held annually between the winners of the Champions League and the Confederation Cup, usually in a one-off match at a neutral venue.

This year’s game was held in Taif, Saudi Arabia between USMA of Algeria and Al Ahly of Egypt, with the former winning 1-0.

“The CAF Executive Committee of CAF has approved a 130% increase in the prize money of the TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup competition,” the continental ruling body announced last night.

“Newly-crowned TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup champions, USMA from Algeria, will now take home $500,000 following their victory against Al Ahly of Egypt during their Friday night fixture in Taif, Saudi Arabia.”

Previously, the prize money for the winners of the CAF Super Cup was $200 000.

The 2023 runners-up Al Ahly will get $250,000, double what was previously paid to the losing team.

“In 2022, the total prize money of TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup was $325,000. In 2023, the total prize money has gone up to $750,000,” CAF noted.

“The increase is in line with CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe’s commitment to increase prize money across all CAF competitions thus ensuring that football clubs and teams become self-sustaining in the mid-to-long term.

“In the last two years, there has been prize money increases across the board including the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League, TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Women’s Champions League, TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, amongst others.”

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