Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ghana to Airlift $3 Million to Black Stars Football Team in Brazil

Ghana’s government is reportedly making plans to send over $3 million in cash to the Black Stars in Brazil via a chartered plane.
The money is for the team’s World Cup appearance fees, Vanguard reports.
Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin, reportedly stated that the money would be airlifted because the Black Stars demanded they be paid their appearance fee and rejected having the money wired to them.
According to a statement from the Ghana Football Association (GFA), “…the government is pre-financing the payment of the Black Stars’ appearance fees which will be reimbursed when FIFA’s prize-money for Ghana’s participation in the World Cup is paid after the tournament in Brazil.” 
Yamin is said to have defended the cash payment to the Black Stars because “a successful football team is crucial for national morale.”
Photo Credit: AFP/Vanguard

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