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AFCON 2021: Black Stars players received just $20,000 as appearance fee – Henry Asante Twum

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The communications director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Tum, says the Black Stars players were paid $20,000 each as an appearance fee for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

There were reports the Stars were bound to receive extra payment as bonuses in the course of the tournament but Asante Twum dismissed such notion, adding that there were countries who paid higher than what the Ghanaian players received as their appearance fee.

“They [Black Stars] didn’t earn a single bonus because they didn’t win any match. They only took their appearance fee of $20,000 and that was it. That was agreed on negotiation before they left [for Cameroon],” he said on Starr FM.

“I know some of the countries paid more but there is no point going into that. Gabon, for instance, took $60,000 as an appearance fee, Cameroon took I think $45,000 or $50,000 or so but it is not a subject I want to go into.”

Ghana played their worst performance at the AFCON in Cameroon taking just one point from three games in Group C as they exited the competition in the group stage.



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