Ghana government send plane with 3 million dollars to Brazil to stop players revolt!
If these reports are true, then African football have a long way to go.....
On Wednesday, news has emerged that Ghana are sending a plane with three million dollars to Brazil, in order to stave off a player revolt.
This money is for the Ghana players appearance fees at the World Cup. And, the news comes just a day before the crucial clash with Portugal on Thursday.
Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yammin told Accra-based Citi FM: “The players insisted that they will want physical cash. Government had to mobilize the money and a chartered flight to Brazil. The money is in excess of $3 million.”
Bloomberg add: “Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama contacted the team and the arrangements for payment were made after, the Ghana Football Association said in a statement on its website. The players will be paid today and the government will be reimbursed by money awarded to Ghana by FIFA, soccer’s governing body, the association said.”
Ghana’s Football Association announced: “President Mahama waded into the matter after agitation from the Black Stars players. President Mahama personally spoke to the players to assure them the money will be paid by Wednesday afternoon.”
The plane with 3 million dollars heading to the Ghana camp was discussed in today’s press conference ahead of the Portugal game tomorrow.
Crazy Ghana press conference. Players demanding appearance money in cash. Asked whether they'll keep it, Christian Atsu said: "In our bags."— Stuart James (@StuartJamesGNM) June 25, 2014
Ghana's coach was asked how much money the players are demanding. He laughed and then said: "The players would kill me if I revealed it."— Stuart James (@StuartJamesGNM) June 25, 2014