CAIRO: Players of the Egyptian national football team will get as much as 1 million EGP ($113,000) if they beat Nigeria in the anticipated African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2017 qualifiers clash on Tuesday, Al Wafd reported Monday.
The prize money has been allocated by Presentation Advertising Agency; the advertising company that has signed a sponsorship deal with the Egyptian Football Association to purchase the Egyptian Premier League T.V. rights.
On Friday, Egypt and Nigeria registered a 1-1 in their match in Kaduna, Nigeria. AS Roma’s striker Mohamed Salah snatched the late equalizer in stoppage time.
The second leg is scheduled to take place Tuesday at 07:00 pm at Borg Al Arab Stadium in Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria. According to the Interior Ministry, 40,000 supporters will be allowed to attend the crucial game.
If the Pharaohs win, they will be automatically qualified to the AFCON 2017 scheduled to be hosted by Gabon. Egypt remains on top of Group G with four points, while Nigeria holds the second place position with two points. Tanzania is third with one point.
Egypt has not qualified for the Nations Cup since winning the last of their record seven trophies in 2010.