The prize money for the maiden Wafu Cup of Nations 2017 to be hosted by Ghana is pegged at US$100,000, a document available to starrsportsgh.com indicates.
The 16-nation competition is sponsored by FOX Networks Group (FNG) who signed a mega partnership deal with the West Africa Football Union (Wafu) last year.
A breakdown of the prize monies to all participating teams available to starrsportsgh.com are as follows:
Winner – USD100,000 (One hundred thousand dollars US)
Runner-up – USD 50, 000 (Fifty thousand dollars US)
Third place – USD 25, 000 (Twenty-five thousand dollars US)
Losers of 1/8 finals
Fourth place – USD 10, 000 (Ten thousand dollars US)
Four teams – USD 10,000 (Ten thousand dollars US) each
Losers of the 1/ 4 finals
Four (4) teams x USD 5000 (Five thousand dollars US) each
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the Winners, runners-up and third place.
Wafu/FOX will also cater for air travel, hotel accommodation (full board & lodge) and local transport costs for all participating teams in the Tournament.
The tournament is to be hosted in Takoradi and Cape Coast from September 9-24, 2017 with all sixteen countries of West Zones A&B confirming their participation.
Wafu and its partner FOX Sports will today organize a Workshop during which representatives from the sixteen participating teams will discuss the modalities of the Tournament.
It will then be followed by a live draw scheduled for the luxurious Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra at 16:00 GMT.
The following are the participating countries at the maiden Wafu Nations Cup:
Zone A teams:
- Guinea Bissau
- 4. Liberia
- Sierra Leone
- Cape Verde
Zone B teams:
- Burkina Faso
- Cote d’Ivoire