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Black Stars players to be handed new contracts today

Published on: 02 September 2014
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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.

What do you want to see in the new Black Stars contract? Which terms must be included in the contract? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Atsu Elijah says:
    September 02, 2014 07:48 am
    That's wonderful and I pray they do that understanding which ll help us all. All the best of luck.
  • kokroko says:
    September 02, 2014 09:49 am
    MONKEY BUSINESS!!!. no wonder the GFA (THE BABOON) likes dealing with the ass kissing players (the monkeys). shouldn't they have their contracts read through by their lawyers? since the GFA lawyer prepared the contracts. JUST A THOUGHT. THIS IS NEW COLONIALISM. MASTER SAY....
  • aluta says:
    September 02, 2014 11:07 am
    this must not be done in a haste
  • The Economy Is Broken says:
    September 02, 2014 01:02 pm
    The bonus being paid to the players is too much,in other countries,its a pride to wear your national colours and not for financial benefits,even developed countries do not pay their footballers that huge amount,this needs to be addressed. Players who are dedicated will still adhere to this agreement,and as such players who will refuse can go to hell since there are over a million Ghanaian players willing to play for the nation without charging for any amount so far as the nation will cater for their plane tickets.
  • papa nkrumah says:
    September 02, 2014 01:09 pm
    What if captain Gyan and superman Dauda refuse to sign? What becomes of these players? Shouldn't they be given time to study the contract? Shouldn't the contract be satisfactory to both parties?
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    September 02, 2014 01:34 pm
    Before Brazil, were they not given cards that did not work in Europe after multiple tries? Was not that the reason they demanded cash? What if the bank transfer does not work again or they checks bounce? Well, then cash will be the way to go again. What should be in the contract? Dr. AA must go. Nyantakyie should follow.
  • woodini says:
    September 02, 2014 03:13 pm
    Asamoah Gyan have divided the team. Ass licker!!!!! He is not a leader.Of course, his selfishness cannot make him a leader anyway. The BS have capitulated so bad, hahha. This is what happened when people are in power for so long. GFA boss is building his own empire now and FIFA another most corrupted organisation in the world in supporting its members in a corrupt manner. They created a dynasty for themselves and they think they are untouchable. Anyway, from history, no kingdom last forever. Kingdom rises and kingdom falls. Their time will surely come one day.
  • Benito says:
    September 02, 2014 06:59 pm
    This contract thing is so absurd,what happen if a player breach the contract? Sue him or sack him? Why are we using the word "contract"??