A government official has revealed that the Black Stars will receive their remunerations before the game against the Cranes on Friday

 Ghana’s Youth and Sports minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye says that government is prepared to support the national team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup ahead of group opponents Egypt, Uganda and Congo despite the financial crisis in the country.

The Black Stars are yet to receive their bonuses after defeating Mauritius in July to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations but Vanderpuye insists it will be settled before Uganda encounter in Tamale on Friday.

“It is the vision of Ghana government to help the Black Stars to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup. The qualifiers won’t be easy for us looking at the countries we have been paired with in the group but we will sail through,” Vanderpuye told Metro FM.

“Despite our rich records, the players will have to double their efforts and government will do everything necessary and legally right to help them to qualify. We owe the players their bonuses after the win over Mauritius but payment plans have been put in place. I will be in Tamale to support the team and they will have their bonus before the game,” he added.

Meanwhile, the minister has denied awareness of the Black Stars’ friendly with Bafana Bafana scheduled for October 11 in Durban.

“We have not been notified officially about any friendly involving Ghana and South Africa. If it is true I think the football association would’ve written to us but let us focus on the qualifiers for now. We can discuss the friendly later,” he said.

Source: Goal.com

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