Soccer News of Friday, 9 February 2018
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has confirmed that members of the national U-20 women’s football team, the Black Princesses will later today, Friday February 9 be paid a qualification bonus of $1000 each, as a reward for qualifying for this year’s World Cup.
The government is describing the payment of the bonuses as a “special package” which will be delivered to the team today along with other bonus arrears of $2000 for previous matches.
The bonus package, which is relatively small in quantum when compared to what the Black Stars earn, will come as a form of morale booster ahead of the tournament which will be hosted in France in August.
The Princesses qualified for a 6th consecutive appearance at the biennial event after beating Cameroon 3-0 at the Cape Coast stadium to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Yussif Basigi’s team had earlier dispatched Algeria and Kenya with a 20-1 aggregate rout over both nations.
The 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held from 5-24 August, 2018 in France.
This is the fifth time that the Princesses are qualifying to the World Cup.