A recent report indicated that the Super Eagles stand to receive a substantial payout should they emerge victorious in their quarterfinal showdown against Angola at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan on Friday, February 2.
After advancing from the group stage, the Super Eagles have secured $800,000, with an additional $1.3 million gained from their triumph over Cameroon, bolstering their financial position.
According to a chart published by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Super Eagles stand to receive a $2.5 million reward (equivalent to N2.24 billion) should they progress to the semifinals.
What is the prize money of AFCON 2024?
In the high-stakes arena of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024), the pursuit of victory comes not only with the glory of triumph but also with substantial financial rewards.
As revealed by tournament organisers, the AFCON 2024 boasts a generous prize pool, with the winner set to claim a staggering $7 million.
For the runner-up, the consolation prize is no small sum either, with $4 million awaiting the second-placed team.
These substantial rewards serve as powerful incentives for participating nations, further heightening the intensity and competitiveness of each match.
As teams battle it out on the field, they not only vie for continental supremacy but also for a share of the lucrative prize money that awaits the triumphant few.
How many times have Super Eagles and Angola met?
The clash between Nigeria and Angola in the realm of football has often been a spectacle marked by intense rivalry, dramatic moments, and unforgettable encounters.
As the two nations prepare to face off once again, the echoes of past battles reverberate through the annals of their shared history.
With the stage set for a blockbuster quarter-finals clash in the AFCON 2024 tournament, fans of the Super Eagles and Palancas Negras alike eagerly anticipate a showdown that promises to reignite the flames of passion and pride on the pitch.
Having met on ten occasions since their inaugural encounter on April 4th, 1981, the statistical ledger provides a glimpse into the competitive nature of this rivalry.
The Super Eagles have emerged victorious in three encounters, tasted defeat twice, while five matches have concluded in hard-fought draws.
Each meeting has added layers to the narrative of this enduring feud, leaving an indelible mark on the history of African football.