The controversy surrounding the bonuses of the Black Stars has ended with a 50% slash in the bonuses of the players.
Mr. Isaac Asiamah, Minister of Youth and Sports designate who revealed this at a press conference in Port-Gentil, said the Black Stars will now receive $5000 instead of $10,000 from each game in the group stages to quarter finals.
However they will be entitled to $15000 should they qualify from the group stages as qualification bonus.
According to the minister, the players who were entitled to $12000 at semi-finals will now receive $6000.
He added that the agreed bonus of $15000 for reaching the finals has now been reduced to $7500, whilst a third place match will also attract $6000.
The minister said, the decision was taken in consultation with the players, feelings of Ghanaians and all stake holders.
According to the minister he has had meeting with the players and they all agreed to the new bonus and are ready to play their hearts out and win for Ghana.
The minister designate told the media that, the announcement brings to an end the long standing dispute over the bonus structure of the team.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, president of the GFA told the media that, the news was a welcoming one and will bring an end to the controversy. He added that it was not a one sided decision but in consultation with the stakeholders involved in the activities of the black stars.
The Black Stars will take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in the last match of the group on Wednesday to determine who tops Group D in the ongoing Cup of Nations in Gabon. Ghana are top with six points, two points more than the Pharaohs who has four points and are second in the group.