All four Nedbank Cup semi-finalists secured themselves at least R1 million in prize money over the weekend, but that amount will be seven times as much for the eventual winner.
Orlando Pirates, Stellenbosch FC, Sekhukhune United and Kaizer Chiefs all booked their last four tickets, meaning all of them will at least get R1 million.
Meanwhile, for the two winners of the semi-finals R2.5 million are up for grabs after Kaizer Chiefs will host Orlando Pirates in a Soweto Derby.
The winner of that tie, as well as the winner of the second semi-final between Stellenbosch and Sekhukhune will be guaranteed R2.5 million in prize money.
Meanwhile, the team that goes on to win the competition will bank a whopping R7 million, making the competition among the last four all the more interesting.
There will be a new winner in this year’s competition after defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns were knocked by Stellies.
The Masandawana, like Dondol Stars, Chippa United and Royal AM, have all earned R400,000 for their participation in the quarter-finals.
Below is the overall breakdown of the Nedbank Cup prize money, as confirmed to SSnews by the Premier Soccer League:
Winner: R7 million
Runners-up: R2.5 million
Semi-final: R1 million
Round of16: R200,000
Round of 32: R100,000
Stellenbosch and Sekhukhune have reached this stage of the competition for the first time, while Pirates have won it twice (since Nedbank took over the sponsorship of the tournament in 2008), and Chiefs lifted the trophy once.
Kaizer Chiefs Management has confirmed on radio that if they win the final money prize they will get a Brazilian Striker to help the team to win more trophies and also get to win the Dstv Premiership.
The Orlando Pirates Management has confirmed that they will use the final money prize to bonus their players only if they win it.