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WAFU Cup: No winning bonus for Black Stars B

The Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has told Finder Sports that his Ministry is not committed to paying any winning bonus to the local Black Stars in the ongoing 2017 FOX Sports WAFU Cup of Nations been staged in Cape Coast.

In an interview with Awake Sports, Isaac Asiamah, said, ‘‘for this tournament government has not committed any winning bonus. What has been agreed with the Ghana Football Association president Kwesi

Nyantakyi is that, FOX Sports, as organisers of the tournament have a package for the winners and participants of this competition.

‘‘If the Black Stars B should win this tournament which has a prize money of $100,000 then part of that money will be shared to the players as their winning bonus.

‘Nothing will be coming from the government coffers. Everything is being sponsored by FOX Sports including pitch maintenance and many other things.

In terms of preparedness of the host nation he said, everything is under control and Ghana will be able to replicate hosting the tournament just like in AFCON 2008.

Mr Asiamah also told Finder Sports that the Essipong Sports Stadium which was unable to host the WAFU tournament has now been turned to a training pitch which will be used by some of the teams partaking in this tournament.

FOX Sports have invested $2 million for the organisation of this tournament which begun last Saturday and will end on September 24, 2017.

The winners of this tournament will take home $10,000, second place $50,000, and third place $25,000.

About Kenneth Odeng Adade

Kenneth is a Sport Journalist and the Editor of Awake Sports. He has over 7 years experience working with various media houses in Ghana. Connect with Kenneth@awakeafrica.com

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