‘Ghana spent $4.5m on AFCON 2019’ – Sports Minister

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The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Issac Asiamah, has disclosed on the floor of Paliament that an amount of US$4,500,000 was spent on the Senior National Team, the Black Stars, at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).


Mr. Asiamah revealed that a total amount of US$6,300,000 million was budgeted to take care of the National team.

He however, added that the sudden exit of Black Stars at the round sixteen stage in the match against Tunisia made the country to save US$1,700,000.

Mr. Asiamah indicated that US$407,400 was spent on players, technical staff and additional technical staff as per diem while US$1,489,432 was spent on players, technical staff and additional technical staff as winning bonus.

The Youth and Sports Minister added that US$1,143,519 was spent on accommodation while US$419,300 was spent on feeding.

He reiterated that US$44,574 was spent on medicals, US$41,750 on match tickets, US$8,541 on Visa fees, US$43,092 on internal transportation and US$42,576 on incidentals.

Mr. Asiamah informed the Plenary that government sent adequate supporters to Egypt, to cheer up the team.

Briefing Parliament on the reasons for the failure of the Black Stars, Mr. Asiamah pointed out that the Ministry met all the demands of the team and adequate preparations were done, to win the trophy, unfortunately, Ghana was kicked out at the round sixteen stage.

Mr Asaimah stated that the Normalisation Committee is expected to present a compreensive report to the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the anomalies at the AFCON in Egypt.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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