Following a hefty prize money boost – effective this year – in the continent’s second-tier competition, the champions will earn US$1 250 000 (R18m) which is an 89,39% increase from what (US$660 000/R9,5m) was offered previously.
The losing finalist prize money of US$625 000 (around R9m) has gone up by 37,36% from last year’s figure of US$455 000 (approximately R6,57m).
Actually the competition package of the expanded Confederation Cup shot up by 169,5% this year from US$2,365m to US$6,375m.
However, what matters most for SuperSport in this two-legged final will be going up the podium as winners. Not to say their weighty bank balance won't welcome a further boost following their Nedbank Cup (R7m) and MTN8 (R8m) triumphs this year.
Winning the Confederation Cup will give Eric Tinkler and his men a chance to chase a further US$100 000 (approximately R1,4m) in the CAF Super Cup early next year in a once-off final in Morocco.
This year’s CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca are standing in waiting in the Super Cup which also offers US$75 000 (approximately R1,08m) for the loser.
Matsatsantsa’s road to the final has so far taken them to Madagascar, Sudan, Liberia, Gabon, Guinea, DR Congo, Zambia and Tunisia.
They head back to Lubumbashi, DR Congo again this weekend where TP Mazembe are standing in waiting.