Soccer News of Sunday, 4 January 2015
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayaraga has told Joy Sports that officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) should find alternative means of remunerating themselves instead of depending on government.
The Sports minister who was on the JOY Sports Link on Saturday, said remunerations for officials of the Black Stars have been reviewed significantly.
“A lot has changed I can assure you, we have reviewed the remuneration package for the officials. We believe that the GFA can raise their own money to take care of themselves and not depend on government for that.”
Asked if it is true that the GFA officials will earn the same bonuses as players of the Black Stars, Mahama Ayariga said ‘I can assure you that they will earn significantly less than the players”.
The sports ministry last month announced that players on the national team are to earn $5000 for every game played at the 2015 African Cup of Nations.
The new package is a significant reduction in how much the Black Stars earn during major tournaments.
But the Sports minister told JOY Sports that the aim of this new bonus structure is to motivate the players to win a trophy and be rewarded for it.
The Black Stars will leave Accra for Spain this weekend where they are expected to continue their preparations for the 2015 Nations Cup.
Ghana is in Group C alongside Algeria, Senegal and South Africa.
The tournament kicks off on January 17, 2015 in Equatorial Guinea.