The Youth and Sports Ministry has spent a quantified amount of GH₵142,426, 907.36 million on the country’s two major National teams, precisely the Black Stars and the Black Queens of Ghana just before the Qatar 2022 World Cup mundial.
According to a document sighted by myrepubliconline.com on Onua TV, reveals that the Ministry allocated a total of GH₵8,183,400.00 million on the two-legged Ghana – Nigeria World Cup qualifier.
The Black Stars qualified for the World Cup in Qatar after beating Nigeria on penalties in Abuja.
A whooping sum of GH₵63,019,369.62 million was cleared as funds to support the Black Stars’ campaign at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, while an additional GH₵8,009,366.40 was released for Ghana Broadcasting Corporation to gain rights to the FIFA World Cup.
The Ministry further released an additional GH₵57, 224, 301.74 million as funds to support the Black Stars in Qatar.
The Black Stars of Ghana crashed out of the World Cup tournament in Qatar in the group stages after losing to Portugal and Uruguay in the group stages.
The senior national team, however, managed to win against South Korea in their second group game at the tournament which was won by Lionel Messi led Argentina.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, ahead of the World Cup revealed that the budget for Black Stars’ participation at the FIFA World Cup was $14.1 million.
He, however, added that Ghana will spend $8.1 million for the group stages.
According to Mr Ussif, the amount will increase based on the stage the Black Stars will reach in the Mundial.
“Our group stage appearance will cost us an estimated $8,166,200.00,” he said on the floor of Parliament.