AFCON 2021: Each Black Stars player received $20,000 as appearance fee – GFA

By Stermy 3 Min Read

Henry Asante-Twum who is the Communications Director for the Ghana Football Association [GFA], has finally disclosed the total amount of money payed to each of the Black Stars Payers for their participation in the just ended 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Henry Asante-Twum, speaking in an interview with Accra based radio station, Starr FM said that each Black Stars player received $20,000 as appearance fee.

According to him, payers of other National teams took more than what the Black Stars palyers of Ghana too, citing Gabon as an example saying their players took home $60,000 each.

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Henry added that the Ghanaian players only recieved $20,000 their their participation in the tournament, there was nothing like winning bonus, they did not get any additional money 9bonus0 since they failed to win in all the 3 matches they played in the group stages.

“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.

This has brought about mix reactions as some fans were not happy taking a look at what happened at the tournament, saying none of the players even deserved a dollar for their poor playing performance.

It would be recalled that on Thursday, january 18, 2021, The Black Stars of Ghana were trashed out of the just ended Afcon 21 tournament after a shocking defeat by Comoros.

Ghana lost 3-2 to Comoros in the just ended tournament which took a lot of fans in Africa as a shock that a four-time winner of AFCON couldn’t make it out of group stages to the next round of 16 , and hence getting defeated by a country who is playing in the tournament for its very first time.

Per our checks, this happens to be the first time in in 18 years (since 2006) the Black Stars of Ghana have failed to qualify and move on to the next stage in the AFCON tournament.

Well, let’s just wait and see what happens next as the Black Stars Of Ghana prepares to host the Super Egles of Nigeria in March for the final round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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