We gave them $20,000 each which is even far lesser than the $60,000 Gabon gave to their players as …..GFA’s Communication Director

Henry Asante Twum

Black Stars players were given $20,000 each as appearance fee for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Ghana Football Association communications director Henry Asante Twum.

He argued that some players of other national teams got more, claiming Gabon paid each player $60,000.

“Black Stars players didn’t get any bonus because they didn’t win a game but they got $20,000 each as appearance fee. Other countries paid more. Gabon took $60,000,” he told Starr FM.

Ghana suffered a shock first round at the just-ended tournament, in which Senegal were crowned champions after beating Egypt on penalties in Sunday’s final.

The four-time African champions did not win a single match and claimed one point from a possible nine to finish bottom of their group.

Henry A. Twum

Black Stars opened their campaign with a defeat against Morocco, drew with Gabon and then were stunned by debutants Comoros 3-2 – a defeat that confirmed Ghana’s first group stage exit since 2006.

As a result, Milovan Rajevac has been sacked and Ghanasoccernet.com understands his successor will be former Premier League coach Chris Hughton.

Black Stars return to action in March when they take on Nigeria in the final round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Source: GHANAsoccernet

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