Contrary to widespread media reports that Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee spokesperson Dan Kwaku Yeboah who doubles as the Black Stars media officer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, was paid a whopping $10,000 as qualification bonus, the ace broadcaster has succinctly rubbished the claim, stating he was only paid per diem at the African biggest football showpiece.
Reports emerged in the Ghanaian media that the Peace FM astute journalist had received $10,000 as payment of the Black Stars group stage qualification bonus after the team’s final Group F game 2-0 win against Guinea Bissau.
Each player of the Black Stars team earned $30,000 as qualification bonus with unconfirmed reports suggesting the Black Stars media officer was also dashed an amount of $10,000 as qualification bonus.
The ace journalist however, in a response to a question asked him by SportsworldGhana.com whether he was paid a qualification bonus at the tournament as widely circulated in the Ghanaian media, categorically stated that he was never paid such money by state.
He says ”I have heard and read countless reports in the local media which suggest that I was paid a $10,000 qualification bonus but I can tell you that no payment was paid to me during our stay in Egypt. I only took per diem and that is all,’’
SportsworldGhan.com is reliably informed that journalists who were sponsored by the Sports Ministry to cover the tournament at the biblical land were all paid per diems.
Ghana exited the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations at the round of 16 stage after losing 5-4 on penalties to Tunisia last Monday night at the Ismailia Stadium.