The Black Stars of Ghana are currently experiencing an unusual development as they continue to seek for answers as to why their winning bonuses are yet to be paid since defeating Mauritius 7-1 in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium three weeks ago.
It seems the delay in the payment is already getting members of the team frustrated, with the summer holiday fast running out.
Each member is entitled to $10,000 which is yet to be processed and wired to their respective bank accounts, according to reports.
The Graphic Sports has revealed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has a problem with the honorarium component for the management team. This is on the back of the government white paper which recommended that some officials of the Ghana FA should stay away from the national team.
This development would have been a big blow if Ghana’s next match was just around the corner. However, a continuous delay could lead to some tensions after a similar bonus row caused the Black Stars’ embarrassing campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
There are already reports of relatives of some players thronging the offices of the Ghana Football Association in Accra to demand the outstanding winning bonuses.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is yet to officially make any statement in relation to this issue.