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Sports Minister We don’t have funds to pay Black Stars the usual winning bonus

Ghana have already qualified for the tournament which comes off in Gabon January 2017.

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Sports Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye wants the Black Stars to accept any token that the nation will offer them after the AFCON qualifier against Rwanda.

The Youth and Sports Minister has indicated that government doesn't have money to pay the usual winning bonuses to the Black Stars when they secure victory against Rwanda.

Ghana, who have already qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon will face Rwanda in the final match on Saturday in Accra.

According to the sector minister since the results of the last game will not have any bearing on the qualification, it is an opportunity to give some local players the chance to play.

He further opined that at the moment the ministry is facing financial challenges, so can’t afford airfares for the foreign based players.

He however, congratulated the patriotic spirit by some of the foreign based players who have decided to foot their airfares themselves. 

The Sports Minister lauded the effort of the foreign based players to serve their nation but added that government doesn't have money to pay them the usual winning bonuses.

“That’s a very patriotic duty,” he said in an interview with Joy FM.

“We have limited resources that would have made us pay something to those local players that we are requesting that they use,” stated Mr. Vanderpuye.

“To avoid the complications,” he continued “we don’t have funding to pay plane tickets; we don’t have funding to pay the amount of money we pay as winning bonuses to foreign based players.”

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