Ghanaians must consider the winning bonuses of players – Goerge Afriyie

Soccer News of Thursday, 28 January 2016



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The Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie wants Ghanaians to consider what happened to Jerry Akaminko during the Black Stars friendly against Holland.

The former Heart of Lions defender got injured during an international friendly prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and he has since struggled to stay on his feet play competitive for either club or country.

A fortnight ago, Jerry Akaminko’s contract with Turkish side Eski?ehirspor was cancelled.

And George Afriyie is worried because of $ 5000 winning bonus for playing for Ghana, his career has hit rocks.

“Jerry Akaminko played just one match for the Black Stars and he has lost a fortune. He has lost almost two – three of what is going to be his life savings,” the Liberty Professionals chairman told

“That’s why sometimes when we are talking about players remunerations and winning bonuses, we need to be a bit careful. One match of $ 5000 appearance fee, his career is over. How is he going to survive?

“Probably he might not have any serious education background.if he is not able to play football again, what will he do?

“These are some of the things we need to take into consideration when we’re making those pronouncements.” George Afriyie who was very passionate answering the question added.

Jerry Akaminko made his international debut in 2012 at the Kumasi Sports Stadium when the Black Stars annihilated Lesotho 7-0 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.