The senior national team of Ghana, Black Stars have appealed to the incoming government to restore their $10, 000 winning bonus ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
According to the spokesperson of the President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid the players made the appeal when he met the team Sunday.
Mustapha Hamid and Isaac Asiamah who is tipped to be named Youth and Sports Minister met with the Black Stars at the Alisa Hotel.
“The only thing that came up in our meeting with the players was the winning bonuses,” Mustapha told Asempa FM.
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“The players told us the winning bonus has been $10,000 for the past eight years and according to them the Youth and Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye slashed the winning bonus from $10,000 to $8,000 so they appealed to the NPP government to restore the $10,000 winning bonus back.
“Hon. Isaac Asiamah assured them that he will inform the transitional team if they should restore the $10,000 winning bonus but I can’t confirm that it has been accepted.
The team is currently in Dubai preparing for Africa Cup of Nations which kicks of on January 14, 2017 in Gabon.