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No dollars kissing for Black Stars, Ghana players to be paid by cheque or wire transfers

Published on: 30 August 2014
Ghana's John Boye snapped kissing a wad of notes, minutes before scoring an own goal in his team's loss to Portugal.

Black Stars players will have no chance of kissing wads of cash as the Ghana Football Association has ruled that players and officials of the senior national team will only be paid by cheque or bank transfers.

Players and officials of the team will be told at a meeting on Tuesday that henceforth they will be paid by cheque or the monies will be wired into their accounts following they payment of cash to players at the World Cup that brought embarrassment to the country.

Ghana's government sent more than $4m in cash by plane to the tournament Brazil to pay the appearance fees owed to the national team at the World Cup.

Defender John Boye was pictured kissing wads of cash when he received his appearance fee with the picture bringing further disgrace to the country.

Now the GFA says a safer and a secure way of playing will be implemented from the Black Stars next match against Uganda in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

"Players will no longer be paid in cash, they will be paid either by wire transfers or by cheque," GFA's Director of Communications, Ibrahim Sannie Daara, said at a media briefing in Accra on Friday.

The GFA revealed that they will explain to the players why this measure has been taken in the wake of the disaster in Brazil.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • lion-fire says:
    August 30, 2014 03:15 am
    Embarrassment has already been suffered.
  • The greatest says:
    August 30, 2014 03:21 am
    What about if the checks bounce? Have you paid the women.
  • selfmade says:
    August 30, 2014 02:02 pm
    John boye, one of the most useless defenders Ghana has ever produced, was a big disgrace on the field of play as well as off the field! On the field of play, he was playing like a wee induced player, throwing kneel and breaking nose in our first game! A lot of people who watched that match didn't understand why he was playing like a drug induced player with his nasty and silly tackles! In our second match against Germany, this good for nothing defender, who made an awful history by becoming the first player to score an own goal for ghana, was at it again,drawing blood from muller with some heading antics, that can only be explain by himself! Our first goal was conceded thru him by Dempsey, our second goal by brook was again thru him and in the Germany game, he was completely left behind by short man,goetze to head the ball home!! In our final match against Portugal, he was again, playing like he was on some PILLS, scoring an own goal and nearly adding a second! Again, in the second half of the Portugal match, he was playing like a HEADLESS, HUNCHBACK PLAYER with no brains!! What even broke the camels back was when he was captured by international media outlet with his dirty MOHAWK kissing bundles of dollars with his PORTRUDING TEETH that cannot stay in his mouth! A very useless, good for nothing defender that can't even handle mayuka or bancy of zambia and I.coast respectively!! Bancy of Burkina made a mince meat of this useless defender and if our destiny is in the hands of boye, then we ll remain trophyless for the next yrs!!
  • Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:
    August 30, 2014 02:13 pm
    @selfmade my bro you said it!!he should never be invited again after that display. He should definitely be investigated to , him and Dauda. We can tell by the picture he loves money and he never played that bad for the Black Stars before the World Cup. Something was definitely. Up.