There Was No Arrangement Over Transfer Of Cash – Unibank
UniBank Ghana Limited, official bank of the Black Stars, has said, there was no arrangement between their outfit and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the transfer of cash into the accounts of players of the Black Stars, prior to the World Cup.
Owusu Ansah Awrey, Executive Director of the Bank, said there was also no understanding with the players on the use of master cards as well as the transfer of their appearance fee into their accounts.
Appearing before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, investigating the participation of the Black Stars in Brasil, Awrey, said the use of Master Cards was not part of the contract they signed with the GFA.
Awrey said, the use of master cards was to offer the players and officials convenience hence the decision to provide 44 master cards to players, management and technical officials of the team, before the world cup.
He added that, all those provided with cards had accounts with the bank and stated that, the master cards provided the team, could access $4,000 each day.
He however noted that, they did not receive any official complaint from the GFA or the players over cases of malfunctioning cards.
When asked about the role of uniBank in the production of accreditation tags for supporters, Awrey said, uniBank, paid 10,000ghc to have their logo embossed on the accreditation tags for supporters.
According to Awrey, the payment was made through a private organisation – Primeval Ghana Limited and they have been given due receipts for the transaction.
Awrey, however expressed disappointment over the performance of the Black Stars at the competition, adding that it was the best opportunity for the Stars to perform well at the World Cup.