Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, has disclosed that government will not pay the Black Stars “B” any winning bonus in the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations.
The organizers of the competition, FOX Sports have invested $2million for the ongoing tournament.
Despite the Black Stars “B” progression to the next round of the competition, the Member of Parliament for the people of Atwima Mponua Nwabiegya says the government has no interest in paying the winning bonus of the team.
“For this tournament, the government has not committed any winning bonus. What has been agreed with the Ghana Football Association president Kwasi Nyantakyi is that FOX Sports, as organizers of the tournament, have a package for the winners and participants of this competition”. He told Finder Sports.
“If the Black Stars B should win this tournament, which has prize money of $100,000, then part of that money will be shared by the players as their winning bonus”.
“Nothing will be coming from the government coffers. Everything is being sponsored by FOX Sports, including pitch maintenance and many other things”.
The winners of the tournament will take home $100, 000; second place will receive $50,000 and $25,000 for the third placed team.
However the competition will come to an end on September 24, 2017.