GFA boss, Sports Minister visit finally Black Queens amid unpaid bonuses

Football News GFA boss, Sports Minister visit finally Black Queens amid unpaid bonuses
FEB 22, 2024 LISTEN

High-ranking officials from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have made a concerted effort to address the concerns of the Black Queens players amidst reports of outstanding bonuses.

GFA President Kurt Okraku, accompanied by Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif and Black Queens Management Committee Chairperson Dr Gifty Oware-Mensah, engaged in discussions with the players at their team hotel.

The visit comes ahead of Ghana's National Women’s Football Team's crucial match against Zambia, marking the beginning of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers.

The match is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 23, at the Accra Sports Stadium, with kick-off at 17:00 GMT.

The move to meet with the players directly follows criticisms regarding the lack of attention from top officials amidst allegations of mistreatment regarding unpaid bonuses.

Each member of the team is reported to be owed $7,500, stemming from their participation in the 2024 Women’s AFCON qualification matches and the preliminary qualification games for the Paris Olympic Games.

The return leg of the qualifier is set to occur in Zambia on February 28, adding urgency to the resolution of the payment issues.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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