Former Ghana FA veep Pappoe calls for Black Stars Management team equal monies with players stopped

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The Former Vice-president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Fred Pappoe believe Management members of Black Stars should not take equal amount of money as players during tournaments.

It was revealed recently, that each Black Stars Management member took home $100,000 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, equal amount as 26-man squad received.

The aforementioned issue took a center stage in the West African Country with many expressing their displeasure but had one Management member Alhaji Grusah defend the amount saying they deserve taking it not putting in consideration the poor start of the nation football.

7-member management team was constituted but former Ghana captain Stephen ‘Tonato’ Appiah decline to be a part yet five people received the monies in the name of Management team.

Speaking to Enoch Worlanyo on Asempa FM SportsNite, the senior policy advisor at the Norwegian Embassy in Ghana Fred Pappoe said;

“Seriously speaking, I think for a national team management committee to function very well I think it should not be more than three people. If there is a reward system able, it cannot be justifiable to exclude management members from enjoying some,” he said.

“Around 2009 we made a very strong case to President John Mahama that management should be considered when we talking about bonuses. What I have a problem with is the quantum. I do not think that management committee members should earn the same amount of money as players earn,” he added.

The Dzamefe Commission of Inquiry White Paper, which was signed and released in 2015, stated that not more than five members should be appointed to serve on the Black Stars Management Committee. However, the current Ghana FA administration has appointed 6 members to serve on the committee.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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