Africa Cup of Nations Referees Salaries | How Much Assistant & VAR Officials Earn Per Match & Tournament

Africa Cup Nations Referees Salaries

Africa Cup of Nations 2021, dates confirmed after it’s postponed due to covid-19. The match officials for the event announced month before the tournament. Mustapha Ghorbal, Hélder Martins Rodrigues de Carvalho, Joshua Bondo, Pacifique Ndabihawenimana, Blaise Yuven Ngwa, and Mahmoud El Banna selected as match referees for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021. A source reported the Africa Cup of Nations referees salaries.

Match OfficialsPer Match FeesOverall Tournament Fees
Referees$750$5,000 – $15,000
Assistant referees$500$2,000 – $8,000
VAR referees $500 $2,000 – $8,000

Three categories in which CAF choose match officials, referees that will be alongside 22 players on the field and two assistant referees on both left and right side of the field to support on-field referee. VAR, video review technology recently introduce, CAF confirmed (Benoît Millot) as their video assistant referee for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Selected Match Officials for Africa Cup of Nations 2021 :

OfficialsCategoryPer Match Fees
Mustapha Ghorbal Referee$750
Angola Hélder Referee $750
Joshua Bondo Referee $750
Pacifique Ndabihawenimana Referee $750
Blaise Yuven Ngwa Referee $750
Mahmoud El Banna Referee $750
Amin Omar Referee $750
Abdelhak Etchiali Assistant Referee$500
Mokrane Gourari Assistant Referee $500
Jerson Emiliano Assistant Referee $500
Dos Santos Assistant Referee $500
Seydou Tiama Assistant Referee $500
Issa Yaya Assistant Referee $500
Soulaimane Almadine Assistant Referee $500
Benoît Millot Video Assistant Ref$500

The following details based on Africa Cup of Nations Referees salaries taken from the trusted sources, the payouts may be increased but so far nothing updated about the hike in ref’s salaries in AFCON Cup 2021.

Q: How much Africa Cup of Nation match officials make in Semi Finals & Finals?

A: Referees assistant or var officials earn upto $1.5k in quarter finals, semi finals and finals of AFCON cup.

Q: Do referees get any benefit after being selected for AFCON cup?

A: Yes they will, which include free food, free stay in hotel, travel expenses

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