The Ministry of Youth and Sports has debunked rumors making rounds that the Black Stars winning bonus have been restored back to $10,000 by the government.
Outgone Sports Minister who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for the people Odododiodio, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye slashed the winning bonus from $10,000 to $8,000 insisting the players must be patriotic enough to serve to the country.
Ahead of their Group D opener against Uganda, it was reported on Tuesday morning that the Black Stars winning bonus have been restored but in a statement released the by the Sports Ministry states that there no decision has been concluded yet on the Black Stars winning bonus.
”The Ministry of Youth and Sports attention’s has been drawn to certain figures making rounds and being the subject of discussions in the media as the winning bonuses of the senior National Football team, the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), currently taking place in Gabon.
”The said bonus structure purported to have been tabled by Government and the Ministry were false and it wishes to state in no uncertain terms that no such decision has been taken by the Government.
”However, it must be stated that the Ministry together with the Minister-designate (representing the President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo) is currently consulting all key stakeholders of the game to ensure that the ultimate decision would be in the best interest of Ghanaians.
”We would therefore entreat the public to view the purported figures being speculated around as the bonuses of the stars at AFCON 2017 as false and treat it with all the contempt it deserves.
”It is heartwarming to note that our gallant Black Stars are rather focused on meeting the expectations of H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo and the good people of Ghana by winning the cup after a 35year wait.”
Member of Parliament for the people of Atwima Mponua, Isaac Asiamah has designated to replace the former GBC worker as the Youth and Sports Minister.