Yahaya Mohammed Earns $2.5 As Transportation Allowance From Ghana CHAN Camp

Highly-rated Ghana midfielder Yahaya Mohammed was surprisingly given 5 Ghana Cedis (equivalent to $2.5) as transportation allowance from the Ghana CHAN camp, Oman FM has reported. The Local Black Stars had to break camp on Thursday morning following the withdrawal from the 2014 CHAN qualifiers. All twenty-six players in camp were dispatched from the team’s training grounds in Prampram near Accra and as it has been the practice, players were given transportation allowances. Players from All Stars, a club based in Wa in the Upper West Region, (Joshua Otoo and Tijani Joshua) were given $45 each while those from Berekum and Dormaa in the Brong Ahafo Region took $35. Transportation allowances were given out based on how far players have to travel back to their respective bases and Yahaya, who resides in Tema, a town just some few miles away from Prampram where the CHAN squad was based was given $2.5. Reports from the camp say an official chose to add $5 to Yahaya’s allowance making $7.5 dollars. The former OG Nice versatile midfielder who played as a makeshift striker for newly promoted Amidaus Professionals was one of the best players on the Ghanaian scene and is challenging Mahatma Otoo for the Ghana Premier League best player of the season award. Mahatma Otoo and midfielder Moro Abubakar who play for Hearts of Oak in Accra were given $10 each. This highlights the worrying state of financial condition in Ghanaian football. Most local players in the country struggle to make ends meet and are always etching to leave for greener pastures abroad. Yahaya who was agonisingly given the small amount, is set to move to South Africa to join Mamelodi Sundowns from Asante Kotoko.