Ghana’s U-17 team players have been paid an amount of $4,000 as bonus for participating in the just ended 2017 Fifa World Cup held in India.
The Starlets failed to reach their target as they were ousted from the tournament at the quarterfinals by African counterpart Mali. The African champions secured a 2-1 win to end Ghana’s hope of winning world title again.
According to PRO of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Elvis Adjei Baah, the money due the players as winning bonuses has hit their respective bank accounts.
“We are making some payments and began with the Black Starlets. The moneys due the players have hit the respective accounts given the Ministry,” PRO Elvis Adjei Baah told Footy-Ghana.com Monday.
“We already put it out that they were entitled to $1000 per win but we were operating on a qualification bonus scheme. So for advancing from the group despite winning two games, each player gets $3,000.
“On top of that is an extra $1,000 for the Round of 16 win over Niger – That makes it $4,000 in total per player,” he explained.
Per tournament rules, 21 players represented Ghana at the India World Cup thus making it a total of $84,000 paid by the Sports Ministry.
By Daniel Osei