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Disquiet looms in Ghana U20 camp over unpaid camping allowance and qualification bonus

Published on: 18 August 2014
Ghana U20 team unpaid qualification bonus for previous round

The camping allowances of the Ghana U20 team remain unpaid ever since they were first called into camp back in July, has gathered.

The Black Satellites players have also not been handed their qualification bonus for progressing from their previous round of their qualifiers towards next year’s African Youth Championships at the expense of Sierra Leone.

The team failed to make good use of home advantage as they were held to a goalless draw by Gabon in the first leg of their ultimate qualifier played on Sunday in Accra.

Players of the side remain discontent which the treatment being meted them even though they shy away from stepping out to make their concerns public for fear of being thrown out of the team.

But investigations has revealed an increasing subtle disquiet in Sellas Tetteh’s camp over their unpaid dues.

The players use their camping allowance to buy little stuff including mobile phone airtimes in order to communicate with their families, friends and loved ones.

They have however been deprived of this privilege since they joined the Ghana U20 camp back in July.

Their qualification bonus due them for their progress from the previous round of qualifiers have also not been paid despite several assurances from officials.

They were even promised payment of this bonus days leading to their disappointing draw with Gabon.

It is expected that officials will act fast to settle all these outstanding issues before the team emplanes for the crucial return encounter against Gabon in fortnight.

The Black Satellites need all the motivation they can get to ensure they go all out to secure the result against the very strong Gabonese team in their own backyard.

Ghana needs to avoid defeat at all cost or secure a scoring draw in order to qualify ahead of Gabon.

The team hopes to make a successive appearance at the AYC finals following their runner’s up feat last term in Libya.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Blow says:
    August 18, 2014 11:35 pm
    Forget it, Silas!
  • selfmade says:
    August 18, 2014 10:16 pm
  • Kwame says:
    August 18, 2014 06:32 pm
    Surprise, surprise. Future news: Ghana FA makes Ghana U20 players sign contracts in order to play for country.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    August 18, 2014 06:49 pm
    aawwwwwwww GHANAFUO...... What a country! Thank GOD am not a GHANAIAN
  • Murtala says:
    August 18, 2014 07:05 pm
    And yet they were talking$82,000 as appearance fees, yet they don't want the players to ask for is their right. What a shame
  • banger says:
    August 18, 2014 07:16 pm
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 18, 2014 07:16 pm
    If all this is true, then how different is the GFA from the white men who took black people from out coast against their will to work on plantations without pay? Is GFA becoming a slave master?
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 18, 2014 07:23 pm
    After years of treating these boys like this, a Muntari will emerge in the future to slap things into place and will be labelled a rebel. This is what happens when you are used over a long period of time, you get fed up and vent out in unrighteous ways. Muntari played in all the levels of the national teams (under 17, 21, 23 and BS) and has experienced this over and over, just being used while the Armahs get paid on their backs. A team owner on the technical group of a national team.
  • paradox says:
    August 18, 2014 07:25 pm
    eish. do u call that under 20 or is it under 29?
  • fish says:
    August 18, 2014 07:48 pm
    @banger, Charlie, I can get you a club for you here in Malta, are you interested?.
  • paradox says:
    August 18, 2014 08:10 pm
    eish is that under 20 or or is it under 25
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