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AFCON 2017: Black Stars' bonuses yet to be decided

Spectr News Theme GHANA |TVAFRICAONLINE.COM |DANIEL SEYRAM KUADE
18 January, 2017

The Ministry of Youth and Sports says it is yet to decide how much the Black Stars will receive for winning their games during the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.

The Ministry, in reaction to media reports that the Stars would have their $10,000 bonus per player restored said government is yet reach an agreement with the players.

The Stars edged the Cranes of Uganda 1-0 in their 2017 AFCON opener yesterday and per the current arrangement are expected to pocket $10,000 each with their coach Avram Grant receiving double that amount.

However, a statement signed by the PRO of the Ministry, Elvis Adjei-Baah maintains that no bonus structure has been tabled by the current NPP government.

"The Ministry wishes to state in no uncertain terms that no such decision has been taken yet by the Government," the statement said.

"However, it must be stated that the Ministry together with the Minister-designate (representing the President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo) is currently consulting all key stakeholders of the game to ensure that the ultimate decision would be in the best interest of Ghanaians".

The Black Stars earlier in the week said they were willing to accept any amount as winning bonus.

 

Below is the entire statement

18th January, 2017
PRESS RELEASE
AFCON 2017: BLACK STARS’ BONUSES YET TO BE DECIDED.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ attention has been drawn to certain figures making rounds and being the subject of discussions in the media as the winning bonuses of the Senior National Football Team the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations currently taking place in Gabon.

The said bonus structure is purported to have been tabled down by Government.

The Ministry wishes to state in no uncertain terms that no such decision has been taken yet by the Government.

However, it must be stated that the Ministry together with the Minister-designate (representing the President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo) is currently consulting all key stakeholders of the game to ensure that the ultimate decision would be in the best interest of Ghanaians.


We would therefore entreat the public to view the purported figures being speculated around as the bonuses of the stars at AFCON 2017 as false and treat it with all the contempt it deserves.

It is heartwarming to note that our gallant Black Stars are rather focused on meeting the expectations of H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo and the good people of Ghana by winning the cup after a 35year wait.

……SIGNED….
ELVIS ADJEI-BAAH
HEAD, PUBLIC RELATIONS
0249532984

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