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2024 Olympic Qualifiers: Sports Ministry pay Black Queens outstanding bonuses ahead of Zambia game

Women Football 2024 Olympic Qualifiers: Sports Ministry pay Black Queens outstanding bonuses ahead of Zambia game
FEB 22, 2024 LISTEN

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has acted promptly to address concerns raised by the Black Queens, Ghana's women's national football team, over unpaid bonuses.

The team had faced financial challenges, affecting their preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games qualifier against Zambia.

Reports went rife suggesting that the players were considering boycotting the qualifier due to the accumulated unpaid bonuses from their last three matches and delays in receiving their per diems.

In response, Ghana's Sports Ministry, led by Mustapha Ussif, in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku, and the Chairperson of the Black Queens Management Committee, Gifty Oware-Mensah, visited the team to address the situation.

Following the visit, the Ministry assured the players that their outstanding bonuses would be paid before the qualifier. Furthermore, all per diems owed to the players, including those from previous matches, have been settled.

With the financial matters resolved, the team can now focus on their Olympic qualifier matches against Zambia. The first leg is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Accra Sports Stadium, with the return fixture taking place five days later.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports JournalistPage: SamuelEkowAmoasiAppiah

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