The Black Stars of Ghana were eliminated from the African Cup of Nations by Tunisia 5-4 on penalties with many critics citing the excessive amounts of money been thrown at the team for their failure.
Numancia midfielder Yaw Yeboah who was part of the provisional 30-man squad for the 2019 nations cup believes players deserve their wages like every other worker.
“For me the money aspect I can’t talk about it I don’t know the budget they took to the African cup but the thing is that as you work you get paid. It doesn’t matter whether you play football or what” he stressed.
Money has always been a contentious issue when it comes to the Black Stars. In 2014 during the World Cup in Brazil, the team refused to train or play against Portugal in their third and final group game just because they were owed appearance fees.
It had to take the intervention of the then President, John Dramani Mahama’s intervention to fly a stash of cash worth $3million on a private plane from Ghana to Brazil just to go and pay the team.
This has since created disaffection and despondency towards the Black Stars from the once teeming fans of the team.