President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, has disclosed Black Stars players were paid $2,000 each for their participation in the October International break friendlies.
Ghana played West African neighbours, Mali, and Asian Champions, Qatar, in the two friendlies played during the break.
C. K Akonnor’s side lost 3-0 to Mali and responded positively as they thrashed the 2022 World Cup host 5-1 to atone for the Mali defeat.
Okraku said the players were not paid the usual &5,000 because of the COVID-19 disruptions and was quick to add the players were not necessarily looking at the money, but the team-building process C. K Akonnor wanted to start.
“The players were paid $2,000 for the friendly games [unlike the $5,000 we used to pay after each game] because of the circumstance at hand,” he told Nhyira FM.
“However, let me hasten to add that the players were not interested in the monetary benefits, rather team building. This is because we are preparing a new team for the future.”
The Black Stars will play Sudan in November, in a double-header: AFCON Qualifier matches.