June 14, 2024
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The government of Ghana spent a whopping GHS 19,262,766.35, the equivalent of $1.5 million on the Qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire.

According to the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, official documents show that Ghana’s home and away matches versus Angola cost a total of GHS7,452,437.71.

The two matches versus Madagascar also drained the state’s coffers of GHS8,395,434.13

Against the Central Africa Republic, Ghana coughed up, up to GHS3,414,894.51.

Ghana sealed a ticket to the Côte d’Ivoire 2023 Africa Cup of Nations through Ernest Nuamah’s 83rd minute winner against the Central African Republic on the final day of qualifiers.

It is not clear how much CAF will pay teams for participating in the group stage of this year’s tournament, but the football governing body has announced a prize money of $1,300,000 for quarter finalists.

At AFCON 2021, the Black Stars group stage campaign cost the state an amount of $2,500,000. This was revealed by Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif during a parliamentary hearing.

Ghana suffered consecutive group stage eliminations after amassing just two points from three matches in Côte d’Ivoire.

Players of the Black Stars would have received an amount of $30,000 each while the coaches received $60,000 as qualification bonus had Ghana qualified to the knockout stage.

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