The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Friday that the prize money for the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup will be increased by 40 percent.
The move is in line with CAF President Patrice Motsepe’s commitment to making African football competitions more competitive and self-sustaining, according to a statement by CAF.
“In the CAF Champions League, the winner will receive USD four million, an increase from the previous prize of USD 2.5 million,” CAF said in their statement.
“In the CAF Confederation Cup, the prize money for the winner has increased from USD 1.25 million to USD two million,” the statement added.
Egyptian giants Ahly are one step closer to the Champions League final after an impressive 3-0 win over Esperance of Tunisia in Rades last week.
The two teams will meet again in Cairo on Friday for the second leg of the game.
Title holders Wydad Casablanca were held to a goalless draw by nine-man Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the semifinals’ first leg last week. They will play the second leg on Saturday.
The CAF Champions League final will be played in a two-leg game on June 4 and June 11. (Ahram Online)