Bafana players score R1-million each for bringing home bronze 

By Razeen Gutta

South Africa’s podium finish at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ivory Coast has made the entire nation proud. Besides the historic success and joyous mood, there were also financial benefits. 

Bafana’s 6-5 penalty shootout win over DR Congo ensured they would leave Afcon 2023 with their highest-placed finish in more than two decades.

For reaching the semi-finals, the team secured a prize of $2.5-million (about R47-million). 

According to City Press, players will share 50% of the total prize money, meaning that each of the 23 players will take home approximately R1-million. 

The positive vibes got an added boost when Hugo Broos posted an update on his future: “I’m happy with my job, I’m happy with my team,” the manager said. 

Bafana will now turn their attention to March’s international friendly matches against Andorra and Algeria before their 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifiers continue in June.

Pictured above: Bafana Bafana. 

Image source: @lepasazakhele

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