Members of the South Africa’s Women’s National team have been promised $232,449 to win the 2018 edition of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations which gets underway this Saturday in Ghana.
Each of the 21 players will get 40,000 rands ($11,069) from the country’s football federation (SAFA) in conjunction with official partner SASOL to motivate the players to win the trophy for the first time and also qualify for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
A breakdown of the cash incentive reveals that the girls will each be paid $2,794 which is 40,000 rands as participation fees, while they will get 115,000 rands ($7,956) if they finish as runners-up and 100,000 rands for picking the bronze.
South Africa whose best remains finishing as runners-up at the 2008 and 2012 editions of the competition open their campaign against defending champions, Nigeria in a Group B encounter on November 18 in Cape Coast.
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South Africa have only defeated Nigeria who have never lost their opening match, once which was in a semi final clash in 2008, played in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
Meanwhile Super Falcons defeated Ivorian women league champions, Eleven Sisters de Gagnoa 4-0 in a friendly to wrap up their training tour ahead of AWCON played at the Sol Beni Stadium in Abidjan. In another friendly also played today in Abidjan, Cameroon walloped Zambia 7-0.