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‘Government did not spend $25 million on Black Stars’ – Sports Minister

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif is keen to set the records straight that the Black Stars did not spend $25m at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

There have been widespread reports claiming the government squandered the aforementioned cash on the football outfit at the 33rd edition of the AFCON in Cameroon.

The speculation has left many heavily criticising the Black Stars as the playing body is seen as money-oriented.

Ussif was quick to put an end to the perception when given the opportunity in Parliament on Wednesday.

“The $25m was a fundraising drive to raise an amount to be able to support various sporting events. It is not the amount given to the Black Stars for the AFCON campaign”, Mustapha Ussif clarified.

“Out of the fundraising drive seeking corporate support to support our national teams, the ministry has been able to realize $2m out of the said target of $25m and I want to use this opportunity to set the records straight”, the legislator explained.

Ghana exited the 2021 continental showpiece in an embarrassing manner with one point from a possible nine – the worst campaign in the country’s football history.

The disappointing showing has led to the dismissal of Milovan Rajevac as Black Stars’ head coach and the dissolution of the Management Committee.

Credit: Joy FM

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