Egypt players promised hefty rewards if they lift AFCON title


The Egyptian ministry of Youth and Sports have promised Egypt national team players hefty rewards if they manage to lift the AFCON title.

Egypt reached the AFCON final after beating hosts Cameroon 3-1 in the semi-final to book a spot in the final against Senegal. The Teranga Lions, on the other hand, had to beat Burkina Faso 3-1 to reach their third ever final.

The match is expected to be a very competitive and tense affair as it pits two of the best teams in the continent against each other and two of the best forwards in the world in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Senegal are aiming to win their first ever AFCON, after reaching the final three times, twice in the last three years. While Egypt will hope to win their first trophy since 2010 and their eighth overall.

After a lengthy call between Hesham Talaat Mostafa, CEO of Talaat Mostafa business group, and Sport Minister Ashraf Sobhi, an agreement was reached in which both parties agreed to provide EGP10 million in rewards for the entire Egypt national team squad, if they beat Senegal.

Sobhi also explained that this reward will be in addition to the rewards given by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to the winning nation.

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