Black Stars players to be handed new contracts today
The Ghana Football Association will sign contracts with the Black Stars players today (Tuesday) ahead of their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda.
The formal agreement encapsulates the players’ code of conduct, amount of bonuses to be paid them and the mode of payment.
All 24 players invited for the double qualifiers will be made to sign formal contracts with the Ghana FA and the Sports Ministry as a corrective measure to some of the issues that bedeviled the team at the 2014 World Cup.
“On Tuesday we have planned a meeting with the players that is between the players and officials of the GFA and the Sports Ministry to discuss issues of their contract,” Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara said at a press briefing on Friday.
“The contract with the players will be signed before our match against Uganda.
“As you are aware, we had some issues at the World Cup and we want to address these issues with the signing of this contract.
“The contract will contain their code of conduct, the amount to be paid and the mode of payment. We want to put on record that the mode of payment will change.
“Either by bank transfer or through the issuance of a cheque.
“We are confident that the players will not oppose this and I am sure a lot of them have hear the reactions of Ghanaians after the World Cup.
“The meeting will be used to formally introduce the new Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga to the players.”
Ghana will play Uganda and Togo over the next one week.
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