President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has on behalf of the state announced a $10,000 reward package to each member of the national U-20 team for winning the recently ended Africa Youth Championship in Mauritania.
At a short ceremony at the Jubilee House, the President noted that half of the money to the players will be in cash while the remaining half will be put into an investment for the players.
He commended the team for their victory and also acknowledged the technical team for their support in ensuring Ghana won the trophy.
For coaches, each of them will receive $5,000.
“We have a package for you which I am sure the GFA President, Sports Minister and your team leaders talked to you about. This is a token but it should help you receive the gratitude of the nation. It is also to tell you how happy Ghanaians are at what you have done. Each one of the team members will get $10,000 from the government, the rest of everyone will be receiving $5 as an expression of appreciation. The decision has been made that the money half of it will be in cash and the other put in investment over the next 10 years.”
The President side from the package, personally donated $5,000 to Issahaku, Danlad, Afriyie Barnieh and head Coach Zito for winning individual laurels at the tournament.