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FIFA insists appearance fees for the Black Stars at World Cup is compulsory

Published on: 30 June 2014
It is compulsory for the Black Stars to be paid their appearance fees, says FIFA

Fifa has revealed that it is compulsory for Ghana players to be paid their appearance fees at the World Cup because the world governing body pays the country's prize-money.

The notion has been created that the country funds appearance fees of the Black Stars which has let to some unhappiness among the Ghanaian populace.

Some in Ghana have even called for the appearance fees for the players to be cancelled in the wake of the chaos caused by the by saga.

But it has been revealed that government only pre-finances the appearance fees for the World Cup only to be reimbursed after the World Cup.

After Ghana's players boycotted training in protest at not receiving their money despite several failed promises to government, Ghana FA begged FIFA to pay their appearance fees on the eve of the match against Portugal.

Thankfully the country's government flew $3m in cash to Brazil that same day averting a boycott of the match against Portugal.

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke insists appearance fees for the countries are compulsory.

"The players have the right to receive their money but it would be much easier to do this by bank transfer," he said.

While Ghana have now gone home from Brazil, having been eliminated from the tournament at the group stage, another bonus row is ongoing involving Nigeria.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    June 30, 2014 03:32 pm
    It's only a fool who will blame KPB,Muntari!Essien etc. Those corrupt and serial criminals wanted to short change the players for the Appearance fees,the same way the crook politicians do with monies by the western donors. Nyantakyi was bragging about out of this world preparation for the World Cup not knowing he only meant bushiness class flight for his family and five star hotel. If we have the likes of KPB,Muntari ,Essien to challenge our stupid politicians,they would think twice before they engage in their selfish behaviour .Well done to Muntari,KPB and Essien.
  • AkosuaGhana says:
    June 30, 2014 04:24 pm
    Well done indeed!
  • Wailer says:
    June 30, 2014 04:32 pm
    I salute the trio!
  • KB says:
    July 01, 2014 09:05 pm
    Some headline.