Ghana gives players $10,000 each for U-20 AFCON victory


Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that each player of the Under-20 football team, the Black Satellites, will receive a gift of US$10,000 for winning the U-20 AFCON tournament in Mauritania last Saturday.

The President said half of the amount would be given out in cash while the other half would be invested for 10 years.

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He made the promise on Tuesday when the players visited him on their return from Mauritania on Sunday.

Ghana won the trophy after beating Uganda 2-0 in the final of the tournament.

President Akufo-Addo said that the technical unit would each get US$5,000.

The President praised the team for winning the competition and said that their efforts had earned the respect and gratitude of the nation.

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The victory is Ghana’s fourth in the tournament’s history after 1993, 1999, and 2009 titles. (PANA/NAN)


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