Former Ghana striker, Kim Grant, has described winning bonuses for the Black Stars as “unethical” ahead of qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Though the Stars AFCON 2017 qualifying bonus was recently reduced to $8,000, the World Cup qualifying bonus remains $10,000 of which some ex players of the Black Stars have backed as motivational.
But Grant has rubbished the demand and insists patriotism should be the key motivation.
“I don’t even think they should get bonus at all, why should they? They are playing for the flag (Ghana) and that is enough motivation. They earn enough money playing [with] lucrative contracts in the premier leagues and elsewhere.
“So this is just a token gesture for them but for them to scribble over $10,000 I think it is ‘nonsense’ that is my opinion. Every player has a different perspective playing for the national team and if money is their motivation then they don’t need to be selected at all”, he told Starr Sports.
The Russia 2018 qualifiers begin in October with Ghana taking on Uganda in its first match in October.