Former Ghana legend, Reverend Osei Kofi believes the Black Stars players does not need to be motivated with huge sums of money before they can win trophies for the country.
Many football endeavors have spoken against the huge sums paid to the Black Stars players. The Youth and Sports minister slashed the winning bonus from $10.000 to $8.000 but was widely criticized by the Ghana Football Association.
After losing the 2015 AFCON to Ivory Coast on penalties in Equatorial Guinea, each player was paid huge sum of money and was given a brand new Cherokee car which became a major topical issue in the country.
But the former Asante Kotoko player believes money should not be the motivating factor for the Black Stars players to win trophies.
“At this point every Ghanaian is worried because after 34 years the Black Stars have failed to win a trophy for the country.
“Before we won four trophies for the country, Egypt by then has won only two but us we speak now they have won seven in total. We hosted the AFCON in 2008 and we won bronze.
“We are going to Gabon for the 2017 AFCON and as we speak we don’t know the players that will play for the country and the coach is nowhere to be found. If you say anything about the coach, the FA will tell you everything is in control but it is not so.
“When he [Avram Grant] was appointed as the head coach of the Black Stars, he was told to go and perform at Equatorial Guinea and with no doubt he did his best but the truth is money should not be the motivating factor for the Black Stars to win trophies for the country.
“I am not saying that the money is not needed but amount of money these players receives before they play for the country is outrageous so if we want to win the AFCON the money motivating factor should be out completely.” He added.