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Sports News Wed, 24 Jul 2019

$419,300 spent on feeding at 2019 AFCON

The Ministry of Youth and Sports spent $419,300 on feeding of players, officials and other staff during the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Besides, it cost the state $41,750 on match tickets, medicals cost $44,574 with the state paying $8541 for the acquisition of visas.

The minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, who disclosed this to parliament on Wednesday, also disclosed that it cost them $43,092 for internal transportation while the bill for airfare was $924,168.

According to the minister’s budget, $42,576 was used as incidentals bringing the total budget spent to $4, 564,352.00 out of the $6,365,033.84.

Ghana would have walked home with $4.5 million as the prize money if they had won the tournament but exiting at the round 16 stage earned them nothing.

This is not the first time the budget for the Black Stars has generated some controversy as the management of the team had to come under intense scrutiny after their botched World Cup campaign in Brazil 2014.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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