President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has warned that the scandal over bonuses that rocked the Black Stars during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil could recur if measures are not immediately taken to sort out the bonuses for players of the national team ahead of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
“We had a different regime introduced by Nii Lante Vanderpuye when he became Minister of Youth and Sports. He had a new management concept altogether that the management team must be relegated to the background, so he stepped into the shoes of management and directly engaged players.
“Unfortunately, he hasn’t met players to discuss this [bonuses]. So the issues of Brazil 2014 are likely to recur if serious steps are not taken to address these issues.
“We have discussed this with the transition team for steps to be taken to resolve these issues,” Mr Nyantakyi stated.
Meanwhile, Nyantakhyi has also denied claims that his outfit has presented a 5 million dollar budget for the African Cup of Nations to the Sports Ministry.
The Black Stars are currently in the United Arab Emirates for a pre-tournament training camp for the AFCON, which commences on 14 January.
By Anthony Bebli