Asamoah Gyan Angry! …Over New Stars Bonus

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has described Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Vincent Oppong Asamoah’s pronouncements on the Black Stars bonus as unfair.

The deputy sports chief has hinted that the Ministry, henceforth, will stick to a take it or leave it system regarding the team’s remuneration.

To the Black Stars skipper, the Ministry’s failure to consult leadership of the playing body regarding their purses was unfair, taking into account the fact that democracy is the system of governance in modern day.

A few weeks ago, the Sports Ministry came up with a new pay structure for the Black Stars, replacing the usual $10,000 per game as winning bonus with $5,000.

The Al-Ain forward said on GTV’s Sports Highlights that ‘I haven’t met the Minister, but I have met Board Members of the GFA. I heard the Deputy Minister say take it or leave it (The new pay system).

‘I think it is not fair because we are in a democracy now. I don’t take decision alone, I will have to meet the players and then we will take a decision on that.’

Indications are that the country’s football governing body is making frantic efforts to resolve the bonus brouhaha before the team flies out for the Equatorial Guinea championship expected to kick off on January 17.

Ghana, pitted against Algeria, South Africa and Senegal in Group C, will pitch camp in Spain ahead of the biennial soccer festival.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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