Former Ghana Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah wants issues with Black Stars bonuses sorted out before the World Cup.
Current Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif revealed a budget of $14.1 million to disbursed from the group stage to the semi finals.
How the players will be paid is yet to be revealed and Afriyie Ankrah wants that attended to with the necessary speed.
“Appearance fees and other remuneration needs to be settled and locked in now.
“In my case, the government said they will give them $75,000 they received from the previous World Cup.
“The players also felt that FIFA has increased the amount of money given to each participating countries and since they were players they deserved more and they asked for $100,000.
“So it was that dichotomy which wasn’t resolved until we got to Brazil that created all the problems and I was caught in the middle because I was part of the cabinet decision and cabinet decided to give them $75,000 but they insisted on the $100,000.
“We even sent a delegation of Dr. Adu Asare and Dr. Mustapha to go and meet them in Montenegro and convince them but it didn’t work.
“It had to take H.E Amissah Arthur on the field of training in Brazil to change the cabinet decision from $75,000 to $100,000 and announce it to them before they will play the first game.
“Subsequently they now said because there’s been so much confusion they don’t want any remittance through the bank, we want to see physical cash.
“So all these things were avoidable.” Elvis Afriyie Ankrah told Radio Gold Talk Sport.