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GFA to re–negotiate with gov't over Black Stars winning bonus
From: Ghana l Myjoyonline.com | JOY Sports          Published On: January 3, 2013, 12:16 GMT
 
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GFA to  re–negotiate with gov't over Black Stars winning bonus

The Ghana Football Association is seeking a re –negotiation with Government over the reviewed winning bonus for the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has decided to pay less than 12, 500 paid at the last tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

The GFA had planned for a winning bonus of 15,000 dollars which was slashed down by the Sports Ministry.

According to Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi, who doubles as Chairman of the Black Stars management committee, the downward review of the winning bonus could be a major disincentive.

“The amount in the budget has been reviewed, they have been reviewed downwards and I believe is on the account of public outcry,” Nyantakyi revealed on the Joy Sports Africa Cup of Nations Diaries.

“These are issues we still discussing because it is even lower than what the players were paid in Gbaon and Equatorial Guinea and in my opinion it is demotivating because if as a staff last year you were earning one cedi and today you earning fifty pessewas, I don’t think for maybe you can only be given fifty pesewas if your performance has been appraised and declared to be below expectation but if that is not the case and it is reviewed downwards then it will be demotivating.

“We have drawn the appropriate authorities' attention to that and we have been assured that they will look at it quickly because it is lower than what we paid in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.”

The Black Stars and Officials will meet His Excellency John Dramani Mahama at the Osu Castle on Thursday.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has decided to pay less than 12, 500 paid at the last tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The GFA had planned for a winning bonus of 15,000 dollars which was slashed down by the Sports Ministry.

According to Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi, who doubles as Chairman of the Black Stars management committee, the downward review of the winning bonus could be a major disincentive.

“The amount in the budget has been reviewed, they have been reviewed downwards and I believe is on the account of public outcry,” Nyantakyi revealed on the Joy Sports Africa Cup of Nations Diaries.

“These are issues we still discussing because it is even lower than what the players were paid in Gbaon and Equatorial Guinea and in my opinion it is demotivating because if as a staff last year you were earning one cedi and today you earning fifty pessewas, I don’t think for maybe you can only be given fifty pesewas if your performance has been appraised and declared to be below expectation but if that is not the case and it is reviewed downwards then it will be demotivating.

“We have drawn the appropriate authorities' attention to that and we have been assured that they will look at it quickly because it is lower than what we paid in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.”

The Black Stars and Officials meet His Excellency John Dramani Mahama at the Osu Castle on Thursday.


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