Ghana’s Sports Ministry expended GH₵142,426, 907.36 million on the Senior National Teams, the Black Stars and the Black Queens.
The expenditure happened before the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
According to a Sports Ministry document, GH₵8,183,400.00 million was spent on the two-legged World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria.
The Black Stars qualified for the World Cup in Qatar after beating Nigeria on penalties in Abuja.
GH₵63,019,369.62 million was released as funds to support the Black Stars’ campaign at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. An additional GH₵8,009,366.40 was also released for the payment of the FIFA Rights Fee for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
The Ministry also released GH₵57, 224, 301.74 million as funds to support the Black Stars in Qatar.
The Black Stars exited the World Cup after losing to Portugal and Uruguay in the group stages.
The team only managed a win against South Korea in their second group game.
Ahead of the World Cup, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, disclosed that the budget for Ghana’s participation was $14.1 million.
But he added that Ghana will spend $8.1 million for the group stages.
He noted that the amount will increase based on the stage the Black Stars reaches.
“Our group stage appearance will cost us an estimated $8,166,200.00,” he told Parliament.
Source – Tru News Report