Black Stars players to reject $5,000 winning bonus for Ethiopia game ?

Black Stars players to reject $5,000 winning bonus for Ethiopia game ?

- Players of the Black Stars are willing to play without bonuses

- The players believe this move will show Ghanaians they are committed

Reports in the local media suggest the senior players in the Black Stars are willing to play Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ethiopia without bonuses.

The move, the captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan, together with his deputy Andre Ayew believe will show their commitment.

Black Stars players to reject $5,000 winning bonus for Ethiopia game ?

Black Stars players training in Kumasi

The unconfirmed report says the two captains are also leading their charges, especially the senior players in the team to play the Ethiopia game without taking their bonuses.

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Meanwhile, The Ghana Football Association, according to Pulse.com.gh has denied or confirmed the news.

Ghana’s senior national team lost the confidence and support of the nation after the scandal that hit the Black Stars in Brazil, during the 2014 World Cup.

The players reportedly threatened to boycott Ghana’s last group game against Portugal at the tournament in Brazil following a delay in the payment of their bonuses.

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The matter escalated leading to some players fighting some management members of the team.

Following this fans of the team in Ghana for almost two years literally boycotted the team and failed to show up at the stadium anytime they played.

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But YEN investigations on the grounds, especially in Kumasi where the team will play Ethiopia show the Black Stars now have the full support of Ghanaians.

Ghana will face Ethiopia in an AFCON qualifier on Sunday at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi.

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