Confederation of African Football President Patrice Motsepe has announced that the winners of the 2022 African Women’s Champions League will receive $400,000 in prize money.

Last year, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won the maiden edition of the African Women’s Champions League.

They however did not get any prize money from CAF as a reward, a situation that the governing body has addressed with the promise of a $400,000 bonus for the winners of this year’s tournament.

The runners-up will receive $250,000.

Motsepe has reacted to the notion that CAF had been accused of neglecting the women’s game, but on the eve of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final in Morocco, Motsepe repeated the need for the game to invest in the women’s game.

Later this year, Morocco will also host the Women’s Champions League, which is played in an eight-team tournament format, following zonal qualifiers across the continent.