The Ghana Football Association’s [GFA] Communications Director, Henry Asante-Twum, has finally revealed the total amount of money paid to each of the Black Stars players for their involvement at the just concluded 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
In an interview with Accra-based radio station Starr FM, Henry Asante-Twum stated that each Black Stars player received a $20,000 appearance fee.
Other national teams’ payees, he claims, received more than the Ghanaian Black Stars’ payees, giving Gabon as an example, where players received $60,000 each.
The Ghanaian players only received $20,000 for their participation in the competition; there was no winning bonus, and they did not receive any further money because they failed to win all three of their group matches.
“The Black Stars players did not receive a bonus because they did not win a game, but they did receive a $20,000 appearance fee each.” Other countries paid a higher price. He claimed Starr FM that Gabon grabbed $60,000 from him.
This has elicited mixed comments, with some fans dissatisfied with what occurred at the competition, claiming that none of the players earned even a $1 for their awful performance.
The Black Stars of Ghana were knocked out of the just concluded Afcon 21 tournament after a surprise defeat by Comoros on Thursday, January 18, 2021.
Ghana was defeated 3-2 by Comoros in the recently concluded tournament, which surprised many African fans. A four-time winner of the AFCON couldn’t make it out of the group stages to the round of 16, and thus was defeated by a country that was competing in the tournament for the first time.
According to our research, this is the first time the Ghanaian Black Stars have failed to qualify for the next stage of the AFCON tournament in 18 years (since 2006).
Let’s just wait and watch what happens next as Ghana’s Black Stars prepare to host Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the final round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March.