After placing second in the tournament, the then Normalisation Committee of the GFA promised to pay the team $25,000 for their gallant display.

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The pledge was also to motivate the team ahead of last year’s crucial CHAN final qualifier against Burkina Faso.

An amount of $25,000 has been released on Friday to be distributed to the team as promised.

The home based Black Stars were runners up to tournament hosts Senegal after losing the final match through penalty shootouts (1-1 full time).