A leading member of the NDC political party in Ghana, Yaw Boateng Gyan has called on the government to restore the players $10,000 winning bonus to enable the team achieve its target of winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The tournament is set to get underway on January 14 and end with the final on February 5.
Ghana are in Group D at the Afcon alongside Egypt, Mali and Uganda. Their first match is scheduled to get underway on January 17 against Uganda.
The Black Stars players recently pleaded to Ghana’s president-elect to restore their winning bonus to $10,000 as the team prepares gears up for the 2017 Nations Cup slated for Gabon.
“This is a trophy that has eluded us for 35 years and now the coach has been charged by the nation’s football governing body to win the trophy having failed to do so in the previous edition, so why should winning bonus issue hinder our chances,” said Yaw Boateng Gyan.
“I think we should listen to the players appeal and pay them the said amount to ensure they put smiles on the faces of Ghanaians by winning the trophy in Gabon.”
The Black Stars saw their bonus slashed to $8000 under Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye’s tenure as sports minister.