AFCON 2015 Budget Government Blows $5.8 Million On Black Stars

Government says $5.8 million was spent on the Black Stars in the just-ended AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.

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The Government of Ghana says six million dollars was spent on the senior national team, the Black Stars in the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

According to the Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga, government spent 4.774, 519.19 million dollars and 3.242,580 million Ghana cedis which sums up to $5.8 million dollars.

He announced this on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, when ordered by the Speaker, Edward Doe Adjaho to present a statement on the participation of the Black Stars in Equatorial Guinea.

Ayariga noted that part of the amount went into the team’s camping in Spain as well as bonus payments.

He told the House that the government spent $932,740 and 3,243,580 Ghana cedis on the team's preparation in Spain.

For the three-week tournament 608,640 dollars was used for boarding, lodging and others for players and officials.

Ayariga also explained that 3.224, 139.20 dollars was spent on bonuses and honoraria for players, technical team and officials of the national team.

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