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Revealed: Amount of Money Each Ivory Coast Player Received After Winning AFCON

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Ivory Coast players and their coach Emerse Fae were given bonus payments and villas during a presidential ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate their Africa Cup of Nations victory as hosts.

The Elephants beat Nigeria 2-1 in Sunday’s final to lift the continental crown for the third time.

Every player in Côte d’Ivoire’s AFCON- winning squad got  $82,000 which is equivalent to Sh 12,587,000 and a villa worth $82,000.
Coach Emerse Fae got $164,000 for masterminding a remarkable turnaround after replacing the sacked Jean-Louis Gasset midway through the tournament following a 4-0 group-stage defeat by Equatorial Guinea.

“You have brought happiness to all Ivorians, bravo, bravo,” said Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

The players were all also awarded the national order, the highest public distinction in the country.

In the final, Franck Kessie scored a 62nd minute equaliser to cancel out Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong’s 38th minute header before Sebastien Haller poked home Simon Andingira’s delicious cross and the hosts held firm to win the match and claim the title.

Ivory Coast have now won the AFCON in 1992, 2015 and 2023.

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