Bafana stars collect R60 000 each but more incentives promised

Bafana Bafana's star performers will each pocket R60 000
Bafana Bafana's star performers will each pocket R60 000 for their win over Libya however a SAFA official has confirmed there will be more incentives in place for the AFCON.

Bafana qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament set to take place in Egypt by defeating Libya 2-1 last Sunday in Tunisia. Percy Tau's brace and the heroics of Darren Keet in goal ensured the crucial victory went to South Africa.

Coach Stuart Baxter's men finished second in Group E behind Nigeria who topped the standings.

SAFA acting chief executive Russell Paul confirmed that the regular win bonus of R60 000 would be paid out and revealed that a process would begin to confirm future incentives for the AFCON tournament in June and July this year.

He told the Sowetan: "The players knew they had a job to do and were not focused on money before qualifying.

"Now that they qualified, it's a different situation and there will be a bonus structure in terms of AFCON itself. They will receive the normal bonus for the win.

"The coach will submit a technical report to the technical committee who will make a submission to the NEC.

"We will then look at the draw and after that we will know where we are playing and who we will be playing and plan around that.

"Whether we will go to camp in UAE, Saudi Arabia or Qatar will be decided.

"For them to have undergone this type of hostile reception [against Libya] builds character and they were very united. I think now they know what to expect."

The draw for Africa's most prestigious continental international competition is set to take place on 12 April in Cairo.