African Games 2019: Government to give $2000-$3000 bonus package for Gold medalists


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By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA

Accra, Aug.13
GNA
– Professor Peter Twumasi, Director General of National Sports Authority
(NSA) and the Chairman of the International Games and Competitions Committee
(IGCC), has said the Government will reward gold medalists at this year’s
African Games with $2000 and $3000 for single and team sports respectively.

Professor
Twumasi, who made this known in an interview with GNA Sports said, though the
best reward a nation could give to its athletes was to wear the national
colors, it was important to also give a token in appreciation of their hard
work.

“A budget was
sent to the Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and it has been
approved, with a bonus structure for the individual or single sports as well as
the team sports like the football, baton and the rest.

“It has been
approved that any athlete who wins gold in the single sports would earn $3000,
with silver and bronze medalist getting $2000 and $1000 respectively.

“With the team
sports, each member of the team would be rewarded with $2000 for winning gold,
with silver and bronze medal winners getting $1500 and $1000 respectively”.

GNA


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