Despite crashing out the African Nations Championship (Chan) at the first hurdle, Bafana Bafana will pocket about R1.3 million in prize money for finishing third in their group, it was announced on Tuesday.
The prize money for Chan would total about R34m the Local Organising Committee (LOC) said.
The winner of the tournament would earn about R8.1m, the runner-up about R4.3m, and the third and fourth placed teams about R2.7m each.
The losing quarterfinalists would take home about R1.9m each, the teams placed third in the group stage R1,3 million each, and those placed fourth in the group stage about R1m each.
The tournament, which is being hosted by South Africa, ends on February 1.