Bonus Slash Without Our Concern Is ‘Disrespectful’- GFA

The Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara has labeled the Sports Ministry’s decision to hack the Black Stars winning bonus for the 2017 AFCON as “disrespectful”.

According to Daara, the decision to reduce the proposed amount of GHC 10,000 to GHC8, 000 had never been communicated to the nation’s football governing body, but was rather announced on various radio stations.

The 20% reduction was effected some three months ago and it has been agreed to extend to the final qualifier in September, but Daara believes this modus operandi by Nii Lantey Vanderpuije is rather unfortunate.

“In fact as we speak now the decision has not been communicated to us. We have heard it on radio, the minister saying it on radio. But officially no after two to three months since it was implemented, it is rather unfortunate as managers we were not informed and it is out of the norm”, he told Starr Sports.

“We are very unhappy about it, we (GFA) think the talk on radio before even informing us or sometimes not informing us at all is not only counterproductive, but it is actually disrespectful”, he added.

This act by the Sports Ministry has prompted the Ghana FA to request for an emergency meeting with the Sports minister to iron out their differences ahead of future qualifiers.

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