Ghana’s minister for youth and sports, Mustapha Ahmed, has disclosed that discussions are underway to settle the dust surrounding the winning bonuses of the Black Stars.
The team’s remuneration package has been an issue of intense debate lately with many clamouring for a slash due to the country’s economic challenges.
Currently receiving $10,000 per head as winning bonus, the hullaballoo on the remuneration reared its ugly head once again during Ghana’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying double-header with Comoros in November when media reports speculated an imminent reduction by 50 per cent.
“It’s a very delicate and sensitive issue, so we need to address it with extreme care,” Ahmed told Nhyira FM.
“We at the ministry, together with the Black Stars management committee, are still deliberating the issue. We’ll come out with a decision very soon.
“We’re still discussing the matter and it will not be proper for me to talk about it on air. We have held some meetings but we’re yet to come to a conclusion. As soon as we do, we’ll alert the public.”
Ahmed, meanwhile, shed some light on the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League whose commencement has been delayed due to a series of disciplinary and legal issues.
He said: “I have met officials of the FA over the start of the league and they have assured that the league will start as soon as the legal issues are over.
“They want to thrash out all legal issues before announcing a new date.”
The topflight was initially expected to take off on December 20.
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