Former Spokesperson and currently an Executive Committee Member of the Ghana FA, Randy Abbey thinks the approved 9.8 million dollar budget by government for the Black Stars is just right for the team’s campaign in Brazil.
The experience football administrator believes as far as the FA has not commented on the budget as at now, Ghanaians should respect their decision and allow the team to stay focus and prepare for the competition and not to derail their focus on the Mundial.
“It was alleged that 20 million dollars was the initial proposed budget which was circulating in the public domain but since the government has finally come out with the amount I think that is it! We therefore have to respect the decision taken by the government since the FA has not raised eye brows over the budget.
“Again the 50 people FIFA will take care of means that if any individual decides to exceed FIFA’s budget then it means that individual will bear the extra expenses. FIFA takes care of tickets, accommodations and meals and therefore you can’t be selective”. Abbey explained to JOY Sports
The Black Stars are expected to spend about half of the total budget during the group phase of the World Cup with the remaining estimated for the knockout stage.
Reports in the local media suggests the 9.8million dollar for the Black Stars, would not be enough for the GFA’s activities for the World Cup.