Enyimba to receive $350,000 despite Confederation Cup exit

Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba will receive prize money of $350,000 for reaching the quarter-final stage of the competition.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions lost 2-0 courtesy goals from Bolaji Simeon and Boubacar Samassekou in Conakry on Sunday after a 1-1 stalemate in Nigeria a week earlier. The Guineans progressed 3-1 on aggregate.

Four years ago, organizers CAF released a prize-money schedule for her competitions that will run from 2017 to 2020. In that 2016 released schedule, the Confederation Cup winners would receive $1.25m, the runners-up in the same competition would receive $625,000, while teams who reach the final four would be given $450,000 in prize money.

Quarter-finalists of Africa’s second-tier tournament would go home with $350,000 each, while third and fourth-placed teams in the group stage would receive $275,000 each.

Enyimba, who were knocked out in the quarter-final stage, will now receive $350,000 in prize money while Nigeria’s other representatives in the Confederation Cup Enugu Rangers would receive $275,000 for finishing third in Group A.

Enyimba will now turn their attentions to the NPFL as they still harbour ambitions of retaining their league title.

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