Government budgeted $6.3 million for AFCON 2019 – Sports Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has revealed that the country budgeted Six Million, Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand, Thirty-Three Dollars and Eighty-Four Cents (US$6,365,033.84) for Ghana’s participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Out of this amount, Four Million, Five Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Dollars (US$4, 564, 352.00) was expended from the training tour up until the team exited the AFCON at the round of 16 stage.

The figures were revealed when the Minister met Parliament on Wednesday to discuss Ghana’s participation at the 24-team tournament in Egypt.

The expenditure covered the following:

  1. The playing body
  2. Technical team
  3. Members of Parliament’s Select Committee on Youth and Sports
  4. Representatives of GHALCA
  5. Representatives of Old Footballers
  6. Some staff of the GFA
  7. Some staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports
  8. Some members of the Ghana Supporters Union
  9. Journalists

A further breakdown of the expenditure is provided as follows:

  • Airfare – $924,168
  • Per diem, players – $187,050
  • Per diem, technical staff – $129, 600
  • Per diem, additional technical staff – $90,750
  • Winning bonus, players – $965, 405
  • Winning bonus, technical – $347,027
  • Winning bonus, additional technical staff – $177,000
  • Accommodation – $1,143,519
  • Feeding – $419,300
  • Match Tickets 0 $41,750
  • Medicals – $44,574
  • Visa Fees – $8,541
  • Internal Transportation -$43,092
  • Incidentals – $42,576

Total; $4,564,352

Credit: Citi Sports

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