Isaac Asiamah – Sports Minister designate
The Youth and Sports Ministry has rubbished reports regarding the Black Stars wining bonus.
It came up after their 1-0 win over Uganda on Tuesday that the country’s sports governing body has reinstated the team’s $10,000 winning bonus per match.
However, a statement signed by Public Relation Officer at the Ministry Elvis Adjei-Baah read: ”The Ministry of Youth and Sports attention’s has been drawn to certain figures making rounds and being the subject of discussions in the media as the winning bonuses of the senior National Football team, the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), currently taking place in Gabon.”
”The said bonus structure purported to have been tabled by Government and the Ministry were false and it wishes to state in no uncertain terms that no such decision has been taken by the Government.”
”However, it must be stated that the Ministry together with the Minister-designate (representing the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo) is currently consulting all key stakeholders of the game to ensure that the ultimate decision would be in the best interest of Ghanaians.
”We would therefore entreat the public to view the purported figures being speculated around as the bonuses of the stars at AFCON 2017 as false and treat it with all the contempt it deserves.”
”It is heartwarming to note that our gallant Black Stars are rather focused on meeting the expectations of H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo and the good people of Ghana by winning the cup after a 35year wait.”
Meanwhile, the players have decided to accept any amount from government after having received massive bashing from fans after calling for the restoration of the $10,000 after it was slashed by former Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye.
From The Sports Desk