AFCON 2017: Black Stars to accept any amount as winning bonus
After weeks of facing backlash from Ghanaians, the Black Stars players have resolved to accept any amount proposed by the country’s Sports Ministry as winning bonus at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The players had appealed to new government to reinstate their $10,000 winning after then sports minister slashed it to $8,000, an appeal that drew a strong negative reaction from fans.
''The players have told us that they will take any amount that the nation is willing pay them as their bonus money. They met the management committee and told them this,'' Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Metro FM.
''They want to send a signal to the Ghanaian public that they are not playing because of the money and hence this decision. What ever Ghana can pay, they will take it.''
The Black Stars will get their campaign off against Uganda on Tuesday in Port Gentil.