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Government Meets Black Stars Over Unpaid Bonuses

Government
officials have met the Ghana players to assure them that their
outstanding bonuses will be sorted out and to avert any crisis in the
team.

The Black Stars bonuses of US$63,000 have not been paid by
government which ignited fears of a boycott of the 2012 Africa Cup of
Nations qualifier against Sudan on Sunday.

But deputy sports
minister Nii Nortey Dua and CEO of the Nations Sports Council Worlanyo
Agra met the players on Wednesday night to spell out plans to settle the
unpaid cash.

There are fears that the Black Stars would not play
their hearts out because of their unhappiness over the bonus issue has
been handled.

It is the first time in many years that this issue
of unpaid bonus has raised its ugly head in the Black Stars as prompt
payments over the five years have yielded good results on the pitch.

The
Black Stars top Group I with three points and three goals and a victory
would boost their qualification to the 2012 African Cup scheduled for
Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, who are co-hosting the event.



Source: Ghanasoccernet
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Posted By: Viewpointafrica Monitoring Team
Country: Ghana
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