Prize money for the African Women’s Champions League has been frozen at last year’s level but the men’s Super Cup has seen a 130 percent increase, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed on Monday.
The announcement came after Algerian side USM Alger claimed the Super Cup by beating Egypt’s Al Ahly 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Friday, and as the eight-team line-up for this year’s Women’s Champions League was completed.
It means USM Alger pocket US$500,000 up from US$200,000.
Meanwhile, the winners of November’s Women’s Champions League would once again earn US$400,000.
By comparison, the winners of the men’s Champions League take home US$4million.
CAF indicated that the number of new teams was “a clear indication of the growth of the women’s game on the continent”.
The tournament would be staged between 5-19 November.
The total prize money for the event remained at $1.1million, as per the second edition in 2022 while the inaugural event did not offer a financial reward.
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