Germany 2016 Bonuses Baba Amando recalls Black Stars player throwing a chair at GFA boss

A player of the senior national team was so angry over a bonus row he threw a chair at GFA officials, Baba Amando recounts the incident.

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Baba Adamu Amando, a former Black Stars player has given another twist to bonus rows at the camp of the senior national team at a FIFA World Cup.

Amando, who was part of Ghana’s first FIFA World Cup squad in Germany said disputes over bonuses saw a player throw a chair at Ghana Football Association officials during a meeting.

The Black Stars saw themselves in a shameful incident during the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil when bonuses of around $3 million had to be air lifted from Ghana to South America before players agreed to continue playing.

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Brazil’s drama also saw Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng get an indefinite ban from the Black Stars.

If football fans thought that bonus row was the first, Baba Adamu Amando has a different story.

When we got to Hannover, a day before our first game, we had a meeting and Otto Addo raised his hand to ask why they had agreed to pay each player $50,000 as appearance fees but are now offering us [the 5 standby players] something like $20,000 when they had agreed to pay everyone the same amount,” Amando told Kumasi-based Ultimate FM.

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So Randy Abbey [then communications director of the FA] stood up to answer the question, but he was not trying to answer the question. So Baffour Gyan stood up and told him to answer the question. Baffour was pissed.

But moments later, something happened and one player, I’m not going to mention the name – he raised a chair and threw it at the FA boss and co. They all ran away.

Ghana have qualified for two other FIFA World Cup tournaments since the one in Germany. The Black Stars played in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before making it to Brazil in 2014.

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