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16.04.2019 Sports News

Gov’t Commits US$8 Million To AFCON 2019

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Isaac AsiamahIsaac Asiamah
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The Government of Ghana will allocate US$8 million for the Black Stars participation in the impending 2019 AFCON.

According to Kumasi-based Nhyria FM, the Ghana government has budgeted for the African soccer fiesta and the money will be released in due course.

The Government proposed US$7.2 million back in February for the tournament but it has now being topped up.

The players will receive a per diem of US$ 150 whilst their winning bonus will be pegged at US$10,000.

Ghana will be hoping to win the 2019 AFCON after being losing finalist twice in the past nine years.

The Black Stars will battle defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F of the tournament.