Early reports coming in has it that the government is budgeting an amount of $8 million or about GHC 41 million to see through the campaign of the Black Stars in the upcoming AFCON in Egypt.
YEN.com.gh has come across reports that the government has budgeted $8 million or GHC 41 million for the Black Stars participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
In an issue that is sure to raise eyebrows about how much of the taxpayer's money government can spend on the senior football team, Ghanasoccernet.com reports that the new amount is an increment on an old reported figure.
Reportedly, Kumasi-based Nhyria FM revealed that the new figure is $800,000 more than the reported US$ 7.2 million or about GHC 37 million budget, back in February.
Per the new budget, all 23 players will receive an increased appearance fee, and their daily allowances which was $ 100 during the 2017 competition, will be increased to $ 150 or about GHC 768.
The winning bonus will also shoot up from US$ 5,000 to US$10,00 during the tournament, while head coach Kwesi Appiah will take double that amount.
The Black Stars last lifted the title in 1982 when they defeated hosts Libya on penalties after sharing the spoils 1-1 in regulation time.
Ghana are in Group F at the tournament alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.
It is interesting to see how the football loving public takes to this budget but YEN.com.gh can confidently predict an uproar when the reported budget confirmed.
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