Players on the Black Galaxies team are reportedly upset because they only received $7,500 of the $16,000 in bonuses they were promised prior to the 2022 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament.
To qualify for the tournament, Ghana defeated Benin and Nigeria.
The Black Galaxies were promised $10,000 for the four games (i.e. $5,000 for each home and away win), which Annor Walker’s men duly delivered, according to a breakdown by Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.
A $6,000 qualification bonus was also promised to the team, bringing the grand total to $16,000.
However, the players were paid after winning their second game in the ongoing CHAN tournament against Sudan.
The players received $3,000 of the $10,000 that had been promised, leaving the remaining $8,000 as unpaid.
According to the report, deputy minister of sports Elvis Opoku Bobie told the athletes that instead of paying the agreed-upon $6000 qualification bonus, the government would instead be paying $4500.
According to reports, the deputy minister told the players that their $7000 in unpaid bonuses had been cancelled.
As the team gets ready for the tournament’s knockout round, the circumstance has created an unpleasant situation in the team’s training camp.
Ghana beat Benin 4-0 on aggregate to advance to the tournament, then defeated Nigeria 5-4 on penalties following a tie and a 2-2 on aggregate.