Government has rewarded the Black Stars ‘B’ team with an extra $100,000 cash for winning the 2017 Wafu Cup.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo made this known on Tuesday when the players, technical and management team of the Black Stars B Team paid a courtesy call on him at the seat of government to present the trophy won.
With the Black Stars ‘B’ team, prior to the commencement of the tournament agreeing not to receive any winning bonus, President Akufo-Addo indicated government will pay a winning bonus of $100,000 to the entire team, in addition to the $100,000 prize money won.
The President stated that victory was chalked “on the principles of teamwork, hard work and everybody fighting for each other. That is the way football teams succeed, and that is the way we want our nation to succeed. All of us pulling together, working hard and co-operating to develop our country.”
He was hopeful that the team would “be the nucleus of a lot of success down the road.”
On his part, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, thanked President Akufo-Addo and his government for giving approval to the GFA to host the competition, stressing that “you can only host when you have certain approvals and guarantees from your government.”
He stated that this competition has boosted the local economies in Sekondi and Cape Coast, as many businesses in Cape Coast and Sekondi received huge patronage during the duration of the competition.