2022 World Cup: Breakdown of budget for Black Stars budget for tournament

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
World Cup 2022 World Cup: Breakdown of budget for Black Stars budget for tournament
NOV 4, 2022 LISTEN

Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif confirmed that government has budgeted $14.1 million for the Black Stars' campaign in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The sector minister made this revelation on Friday on the floor of Parliament.

Ghana's appearance will cost an estimated 8,166, 200. 00 million USD from the total amount budgeted for the tournament at the group phase.

The Black Stars are also expected to spend $626,400 at the knock-out phase if they are able to finish as one of the top two teamsin their group.

At the quarter-final phase, the team's estimated cost has been pegged at $719,600 which at this stage would have taken Ghana's entire spending to $9,512,2000.

If the Black Stars are able to make it to the semi-finals, the team's expenditure will rise from the $9,512,2000 quarter final budget to 14,184, 100.

This means that the amount of money budgeted for the semi-final and the third-place or final game is $4,671,900.

The Black Stars will open camp for the Mundial on November 10 in Abu Dhabi where they they will take on Switzerland in an friendly game on November 17.

Ghana, who have been housed in Group H will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting at the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

  • Prize money breakdown

The appearance fee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has been pegged at $10.5 million and $1.5 million has already been given to Ghana to prepare for the tournament.

Each participating team will receive an additional $9 million at the group stage level. $4 million at the round of 16 and quarter-final phase to take the total amount to $17 million.

The 4th, 3rd, 2nd and the winner will receive additional price money of $8M, $10, $13m, and $25M respectively meaning that the winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take home $42 million.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist