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Namibia-Ghana Friendly: Black Stars Players Received Paltry $300 Each, Officials Share $24,600   
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Ghana's home-based stars received a sorry $300 each as per diems during an international friendly against Namibia, with officials pocketing $24,600 in total last week, GHANAsoccernet.com can report.

The 18 players took home $5,400 in total while the chunk of the cash was shared among the technical team  and other officials including a journalist, GHANAsoccernet.com can sleuth hounding indicates.

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 consistent criticism for lack of accountability.

However, the release has left many begging questions after it emerged 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 loudly silent on how the $30,000 appearance fee was disbursed.

But GHANAsoccernet.com can report that each player received $300 while the remaining $24,600 was pocked by the technical team, other officials and a journalist who traveled with the team.

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

Those who were extremely critical of the former administration led by former president Kwesi Nyantakyi have suddenly gone mum and some without a trace amid the accountability crisis that engulfed the interim administration.

The much touted credibility and integrity is up in smoke as officials refused to render account to the Ghanaian people.

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

The local-based Stars however lost the match 4-1 on penalties after playing out 1-1 stalemate in regulation time.
Source: ghanasoccernet.com

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