Black Stars players pocketed $20,000 as 2021 AFCON appearance fee


    Players of the Ghana national team that played at the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament received $20,000 as an appearance fee.

    Instead of 28 players, the Ghana national team only represented 27 players with Mohammed Kudus failing to show up in camp as a result of an injury problem.

    Speaking to Starr FM in an interview, Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum has disclosed that each player received $20,000.

    According to him, players did not receive any bonus because the Black Stars did not win any game.

    “The players were paid $20,000 as appearance fee, they didn’t earn any bonus because they did not win a single game,” Henry Asante Twum shared.

    Ghana played only three matches at the 2021 AFCON where the team lost two matches and drew the other one.