Former Black Stars striker, Kim Grant is of the view that Black Stars $8,000 AS winning bonus is totally unacceptable.
The Stars bonus has been slashed from $10,000 to $8,000 by the minister of youth and sports Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye. This decision by sports minister generated a lot of argument between the FA and the ministry. Many FA members of the FA questioned the minister’s behavior for not consulting the FA before taken that decision.
Grant rubbished out that money should not be the key factor but the players should be more patriotic in serving the country.
Speaking to Accra based Starr FM, Grant said, “I don’t even think they should get bonus at all, why should they? They are playing for the flag (Ghana) and that is enough motivation. They earn enough money playing [with] lucrative contracts in the premier leagues and elsewhere.
“So this is just a token gesture for them but for them to scribble over $10,000 I think it is ‘nonsense’ that is my opinion. Every player has a different perspective playing for the national team and if money is their motivation then they don’t need to be selected at all.” Grant added.
Ghana will play Rwanda as their qualifier to the 2017 AFCON that will be staged in Gabon.