Ghana government flies cash to pay Black Stars appearance fee
A chartered flight carrying the appearance fees for Ghana’s World Cup players left Accra on Tuesday evening after disquiet in camp over the delay in payment.
The Black Stars had refused to fly out from their team camp base in Maceio to Brasilia for Thursday’s must-win clash against Portugal.
Reports say each player is expecting to be paid US$ 100,000.
The Ghana Football Association had earlier announced that players were going to receive their monies through electronic transfer but the players insisted they are paid physical cash.
Ghana president John Dramani spoke to captain Asamoah Gyan and AC Milan star Sulley Muntari assuring them their monies will be paid.
After that firm assurance, the team boarded their flight to the Brazilian capital ahead of the match.
The agitation has clouded Ghana’s preparations for the match.