Kaizer Chiefs may have finished as runners-up in the CAF Champions League but will take solace in being one of only two local clubs to pocket over R20-million in 2020/21.
Saturday night’s defeat to Al Ahly meant they missed out on the ultimate prize of US $2.5-million (approximately R36-million), which could have come with further income in the CAF Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, but they still pocketed US $1.25-million (app. R18-million) after bagging a silver medal.
The CAF prize money elevates Chiefs to second behind Mamelodi Sundowns in take-home from all the competitions in the 2020/21 season.
A dismal domestic campaign left Amakhosi with a mere R2.4-million after finishing eighth in the league, reaching the MTN8 semi-finals and being humiliated in the first round of the Nedbank Cup.
With their share from CAF, their total shoots up to R20.4-million, which is just above what The Brazilians made (R20-million) from domestic competitions.
That being R15 million as DStv Premiership champions, R3-million for two Q-innovations, R800 000 from the MTN8 and R1.25-million for reaching the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.
However, for reaching the last eight in the Champions League, Sundowns got a further US $650 000 (app. R9.4-million) to push their total for the season to R29,4-million.
Meanwhile, fellow domestic giants Orlando Pirates made R12,4 million in local competitions and added US $350 000 (app. R5-million) after reaching the last eight of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Bucs totalled R17,4 million to finish third in the money rankings.
See how where Chiefs ranked among the domestic teams in prize money