Chance for KCCA, Vipers as Caf Increase Champions, Confederations Cup Prize Money

Cranes keeper and his Mamelodi teammates celebrate winning the 2016 Caf champions league. The team won UgX 4.95 Bn.

Confederations of African football association (CAF) has remarkably increased the price money for participating in the continental elite club competitions Champions league and confederations cup.

Previously the winners received USD 1.5M (Ushs 4.95 Bn) and USD 600, hospital 000 (Ushs 1.98 Bn) for the champions league and confederations but that has been increased by 66.67% and 89.4% to USD 2.5m (Ushs 8.25 Bn) and USD 1.25M (Ushs 4.125Bn) respectively.

South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe from DR Congo are the respective defending champions.

The development is in line with Caf ExCo meeting held on 27 September 2016 in Cairo, Egypt to increase revenue allocations to national teams and clubs taking part in CAF competitions for the four-year cycle starting 2017 to 2020.

Caf Champions league.

The losing finalists will bag home USD 1.25 M, a 25% increase from USD 1M while the losing semifinalists share 1.4 M.

Initially teams that bowed out from the quarter finals were not entitled to any post group bonus but they will get 0.65M in the new cycle.

The number of groups were increased from two to four meaning 16 teams will take part in the pools.

Teams that qualify to the groups stage are now assured of USD 0.55 M (Ugx 1.7 Bn).

Tabulated Caf champions league allocations from next year

Tabulated Caf champions league allocations from next year

Confederations Cup

This is the second string club elite competition that brings together winners of national cup competition holders and losers in the Caf champions preliminary stages.

Runners up have about USD 0.625M to console up from 0.455M while the losing semifinalists sweep a cool 0.45M.

Tabulated Caf confederations allocations from 2017

Tabulated Caf confederations allocations from 2017

KCCA FC and Vipers SC will represent Uganda on the respective tournaments by virtue of being League and Uganda cup champions.


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