“What the country is giving you is a token but it is something to tell you how happy Ghanaians are with what you have done.”
That is what the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, when announcing that each player of the U-20 team, the Black Satellites, will receive a gift of USD 10,000 for winning the U-20 AFCON tournament in Mauritania this year.
The President pronounced loads of praise on the players for their tremendous output of energy to winning the competition, he said that their efforts had earned the respect and gratitude of the nation. And that they should keep up they good work and continue to make the country proud always.
Akufo-Addo also said that half the amount which is $5,000 to be given out in cash to the players while the other($5,000) part would be invested for a period of ten(10) years to help them in their future.
The President, Akufo-Addo, added that the team technical’s unit and other staff of the team would be given USD 5,000 each to take home. This $5,000 will be in cash.
The President gave this assurance today at the Jubilee House when the team visited the President after the returned from Mauritania on Sunday, a day after beating Uganda 2-0 in the final of the tournament.
The victory against Mauritania on Sunday was Ghana’s 4th in the tournament’s history after previously winnings in 1993, 1999, and 2009.
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