Spokesperson for President elect Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo, Mustapha Hammed has disclosed the Black Stars players are pleading to the NPP government to consider reinstall back their $10,000 winning bonus.
According to him, the Black Stars were not happy with the reduction of the bonuses and they pleaded with the incoming minister to restore the initial amount.
It will be recalled that outgoing youth and sports minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye took the decision to slash the winning bonus of the Black Stars from $10,000 to $8,000 without the knowledge of the Ghana Football Association.
The decision by the former GBC worker did not go down well with the GFA and the players but after meeting the two man delegates sent by the president elect to visit the team ahead of the AFCON tournament in Gabon, the players urged the NPP government to restore back their winning bonus to $10,000.
“The only thing that came up in our meeting with the players was the winning bonuses.” Mustapha told Asempa FM. “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 players appealed to us because they think it is not fair to slash their winning bonus but we also told them that they should go all out and play the tournament because Ghanaians love them and they want to see them playing for the country and we know the players also have the nation at heart.” He added.