Sport Ministry Proposed New Bonus For Black Stars, AFCON ’15

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is proposing a new bonus package for the senior national team; the Black Stars for the upcoming 2015 AFCON tournament.

The proposal would replace the tiered bonus package which paid incremental wining bonuses for each game won as the tournament progressed.

According to the new proposal, each player will receive a flat match appearance fee of $5,000 per game regardless of the outcome or which stage of the tournament they get to.

This would amount to $30,000 for six games played if they were to make it to the final.

The team would only get an extra $60,000 for actually winning the tournament.

This would replace the system where players took home winning bonuses of $10,000 at the group stage, $15,000 at the semi-finals, and more when they get to the final.

The formula was proposed after extensive discussions between the Minister of Sports, Mahama Ayariga and the Ghana Football Association officials.

The issue of bonus payment has become controversial for the Ghana national team after a near player revolt over same, marred the team’s 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Government was embarrassed after flying $3 million to the team during the tournament, after the move received widespread condemnation both in Ghana and abroad.

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