Ivory Coast President Rewards Each Player 76,000 Euros and a Residential Villa for Winning AFCON

Ivory Coast President Rewards Each Player 76,000 Euros and a Residential Villa for Winning AFCON

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 2:36 PM
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  • Alassane Ouattara met Ivory Coast players on Tuesday
  • Ivory Coast beat Nigeria to win the Africa Cup of Nations
  • The President has rewarded the players for their success

President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has rewarded players of the national team for winning the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

The Elephants went from the brink of getting eliminated to beating Nigeria in the final to win the trophy for the third time.

On Sunday, the hosts showed incredible fighting spirit, which has embodied their tournament, after coming from a goal down to beat the Super Eagles.

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Alassane Ouattara and the Ivory Coast players celebrate after winning AFCON. Credit: @CAF_Online
Source: Twitter

Sebastien Haller poked home the winner after meeting a cross from Simon Adingra, who had earlier served Franck Kessie with the leveller to cancel William Troost-Ekong's opener.

President Ouattara has decided to gift each player 76,000 Euros while coach Emerse Fae receives 150,000 Euros.

According to reports, each player and the coach will also receive a residential villa worth the same value.

Following Sunday's victory, the players went on a trophy parade on Monday before later meeting fans at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium, as reported by the BBC.

This is the third time Ivory Coast has won the Africa Cup of Nations, having twice beaten Ghana in the final.

Ivory Coast players meet fans

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that players of the Ivorian national team crowned their AFCON trophy parade with a meeting with the fans at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.

The AFCON heroes presented the trophy to thousands of supporters as celebrations continued late into the night in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast came from a goal down to beat Nigeria in the final on Sunday, with Haller netting a late winning goal for the Elephants.

Brighton fan travels to watch Adingra at AFCON

Sports Brief also reported that a Brighton fan travelled thousands of miles to watch winger, Simon Adingra, play for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

The fan, in his Seagulls kit, could not hide his joy after the 21-year-old starred as the host nation came from behind to beat Nigeria and win the tournament.

Adingra served up the assists for both Ivorian goals and was a menace for Nigeria defender, Ola Aina, who failed to contain him down the flank.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.