Six months after earning a spot in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, Ghana Black Stars players are still owed incentives.
Each player will receive $10,000 for their contribution in successfully advancing Ghana to the international competition in the Middle East.
This means that after a total of 8 games, the participants that participated in every game can expect to get incentives totaling $80,000.
Mustapha Ussif has emphasized that although the incentives were tied to the team’s World Cup qualification, they will actually be paid according on how many games each player played in.
Just two months before the World Cup begins, the Ministry has not shown, despite unrest within the organization.
However, GHANAsoccernet.com Headquarters is aware that despite Mustapha Ussif, the nation’s sports minister, giving multiple assurances that the players would be paid, this has not yet happened.
The players are rumored to be dissatisfied with the situation since they are demanding payment before to the team’s international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.
The group seems to be in a state of unsettling quiet as demand for their qualifying bonus increases.
There are worries that, if the issue is not fixed, it could resurface during the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and cast doubt on the nation’s ability to compete.
The government of the nation decided to provide $3 million (£1.8 million) in cash to Brazil to prevent utter collapse after the players decided to skip training in protest over not receiving their money.
Prior to the personal intervention of former president John Dramani Mahama, the Black Stars team threatened to strike over the non-payment of tournament bonuses. Former coach Kwesi Appiah revealed that some of his players kept their $100,000 share in their backpacks in the locker room while they were playing their Group G game against Portugal in Brasilia.
In March, the Black Stars defeated their venerable adversaries Nigeria to earn a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.