Cote d’Ivoire Players get Cash and Houses for winning AFCON 2015….

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure wave at the crowd

Cote d’Ivoire’s football team has been rewarded with millions of dollars in prizes by the country’s government for winning the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara is giving each member of the 23-man squad a house worth $52,000 (£34,000) and the same amount in cash, the government says. The team beat Ghana’s Black Stars 9-8 on penalties in the tournament’s final in Equatorial Guinea. There were also six-figure rewards for the Ivorian Football Federation and the team’s technical staff – in total the government has shelled out more than $3m (£2m) in celebration of the victory.

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