Black Stars players received compensation of $300 after friendly, $24,600 not accounted for


Ghana home-based players received a compensation of $300 each during an international friendly against Namibia, while $24,600 remain unaccounted for, according to reports.

The 18 players took home $5,400 in total while the rest of the cash is yet to be found.

The country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports have been forced to issue a statement detailing how much was paid to the national team after incessant criticism for lack of accountability.

The release has, however, left many unanswered questions after news spread that the country took a pittance of $30,000 to play in the ‘Dr Hage Geingob Cup 2018’ in Windoek, Namibia last Saturday.

The host provided return tickets for the team, accommodation, local transport, meals and refreshment.

However, the statement from the Ghanaian authorities was completely silent on how the $30,000 appearance fee was disbursed.

There has been pressure on authorities to measure the same standard amid a Normalisation period that has hit Ghana football.

People were critical of the former administration led by former president Kwesi Nyantakyi have suddenly gone mute.

The Black Stars B faced the Brave Warriors of Namibia in a friendly encounter in honour of Namibia’s President, Hage Gottfried Geingob on Saturday.

The local-based Stars however lost the match 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time