Black Satellites players get $10k each for winning U-20 Afcon

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Ghana won their fourth African title on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Olympics stadium in Nouakchott, Mauritania by beating Uganda 2-0 in the final.

Each player of the victorious team was rewarded with US$10,000 for winning the Africa Under-20 tournament.

The best goalkeeper award and the overall best player of the tournament award were won by the Satellites.

Speaking on Tuesday, Nana Addo announced a whopping $10,000 package for each of the 27 players who played at the tournament and nine technical team members, amounting to $330,000.

Each playing member is entitled to $5,000 in cash and an investment facility in the form of a bond worth $5,000 which will mature in 10 years’ time.

In addition to this, President Akufo-Addo made a personal pledge of $5,000 each to goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim, captain Afriyie Barnieh, overall best player Fatawu Issahaku and Head coach Karim Zito.

The Ghana Football Association was represented by President Kurt E.S Okraku, Executive Council member Dr. Randy Abbey, who doubles as Chairman of the Black Satellites Committee, and Samuel Anim Addo, Executive Council member.

Others included Samuel Aboabire, Chairman, Greater Accra Regional Football Association (Black Satellites Management Committee member), Alhaji Abu Alhassan, Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association (Black Satellites Management Committee member), Michael Tawiah Attoh, National team Coordinator, Deputy General Secretary Alexander Asante and Henry Asante Twum, Director of Communications.