SAFA receives R15-million payment


SAFA have finally received the R15-million prize money the South Africa national team earned at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Bafana Bafana reached the quarterfinals of the AFCON finals in Egypt in June, which guaranteed them prize money of $1-million.

SAFA acting CEO Russell Paul has confirmed that CAF have finally paid, even though reason for the delay was not given.

"We received our prize money," Paul tells

"I think it was a million dollars, that was for finishing in the quarterfinals. Obviously you know it's foreign exchange so it takes a bit of time to clear out. They never gave us any reason for the hold up [laughs].

"You saw there that they only paid Esperance I think last week, I think they paid Esperance their 2.5 million that they won in December already. No there was no reason given there, it was just transferring, that's it."

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Paul says the Bafana Bafana team that represented the nation in June have also received their monies.

"The Bafana players, we paid them their money two weeks ago already, three weeks ago," he confirms.

"Remember when you guys asked me I said no matter what, we will make sure the players get their money, and they got their money before the end of September or by the end of September if I remember correctly.

"So the players received their bonuses of the money that they were required to receive."