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  • on 26.06.2014
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World Cup appearance fees: “Players’ insistence on cash payment cause for delay” says Yamin 0

The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Joseph Yamin, has rejected claims that the Black Stars have failed to receive their appearance fees due to financial difficulty on the part of the ministry.

Following Ghana’s 2-1 loss to the USA in her opening match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there have been media reports that the Stars camp has seen a series of agitations due to the ministry’s failure to fulfil their financial obligations.

Speaking to 103.5 FM in Accra, Hon Yamin confirmed the delay but categorically debunked all claims linking the issue to the ministry going financially bankrupt.

“There is truth in the money not getting to them but there is no truth in government finding it difficult to raise the money,” he told the Accra-based station.

“The money is currently in an account and has been there since Saturday. The confusion has been as a result of the players demanding physical cash as against receiving their moneys through their bank accounts as was agreed upon in an earlier meeting and that is what has accounted for the delay,” he said.

He, however, revealed that his outfit has been working fervently to resolve the situation with the Sports Ministry’s administrators frequenting the Kotoka Airport on daily basis in hope for a landing permit for a chartered flight to convey the money to Brazil.

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