Nigerian women football league champions Bayelsa Queens can be N292 million richer if they win the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League which begins on Oct. 30 in Morocco.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Yenagoa-based clubside are representing Nigeria in the competition’s second edition which ends on Nov. 13.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), organisers of the competition, announced the League’s prize money structure on Wednesday.
The winners of the competition will take home 400,000 US dollars, which translates to N292 million when converted at the unofficial rate of N730 to one dollar in Nigeria.
The competition’s runners-up will earn 250,000 dollars, while the two losing semi-finalists will each receive 200,000 dollars.
CAF launched the Women’s Champions League in 2021 with the first edition played in Cairo, Egypt in November where South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns emerged winners.
This was after defeating Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies 2-0.
NAN reports that Nigeria’s representatives in that maiden edition of the competition, Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt, failed to advance beyond the group stage.
Bayelsa Queens have already been drawn in this year’s competition’s Group B alongside Mamelodi Sundowns, Wadi Degla of Egypt, and TP Mazembe of Democratic Republic of Congo.
2022 COMPETITION PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN:
Winners: 400,000 dollars
Runners-up: 250,000 dollars
Semi-finalists(2): 200,000 dollars
Third Place in Group(2): 150,000 dollars
Fourth Place in Group(2): 100,000 dollars