CAIRO – Should Bafana Bafana overcome Nigeria in Wednesday night's Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal clash, the bonus payment for each player will rise to a cool R670 000.
For most of the South African contingent, that amount is roughly (on average) four times what they would earn in a single month with their respective clubs.
As it stands, the Bafana players have already pocketed a tidy sum of R520 000 for their efforts in Egypt, which of course included a famous 1-0 win over the host nation last weekend.
That was after the South African Football Association (Safa) reportedly stood by their promise of paying a R320 000 bonus for making it past the group stage, despite Bafana having scraped through as the fourth (and final) best third place finisher from the six groups.
Now the R520 000 could potentially climb to R670 000 – if Bafana can overcome a star-studded Super Eagles side at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday.