The Ghana FA is receiving $465,000 from the Black Stars’ international friendlies against Japan and Iceland on May 30 and June 7 respectively, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced.
But a press release signed by the Ministry’s Technical Advisor, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah said the money will be used “to cater for the international air travel and appearance fee of the team while the internal transportation, accommodation and feeding will be catered for by the Federations of the host countries.”
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BLACK STARS TO PLAY FRIENDLIES WITH JAPAN AND ICELAND
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has given approval to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to honour two (2) international friendly matches namely;
- Ghana Black Stars vrs. Japan National Team on Friday, 1st June, 2018.
- Ghana Black Stars vrs. Iceland National Team on Thursday, 7th June, 2018.
- These international friendly matches have become necessary in view of the need to continue to build and put the national team in shape ahead of future competitive matches notably the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
- The matches between Japan and Iceland National Teams are respectively being put together on behalf of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) by United Football Management and Evol Sport.
- The financial commitment to the Black Stars for the Japan and Iceland friendlies are $300,000 and $165,000 respectively.
- These sums are to cater for the international air travel and appearance fee of the team while the internal transportation, accommodation and feeding will be catered for by the Federations of the host countries.
Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah