Normalisation Committee present a budget of $7.2 million for 2019 AFCON

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Dr Kofi Amoah - president of the Normalisation Committee

The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association has presented a budget of $7.2 million to the government for Black Stars' participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt, according to reports.

Per the proposed budget, all 23 players will receive an increased appearance fee and per diem of $150 which was $100 during the 2017 edition of the competition.

The players winning bonus will also shoot up from $5,000 to $10,000 during the tournament while head coach Kwesi Appiah will take double of that amount.

Should government approve the budget, it will become the highest funds approved for the Black Stars for an AFCON tournament after the $3.37 million which was released for the 2017 edition in Gabon.

The Black Stars last lifted the title in 1982 when they defeated hosts Libya on penalties after sharing the spoils 1-1 in regulation time.

Ghana has already booked a place in the 2019 AFCON but have a game to play in the qualifiers against the Harambee Stars of Kenya at home next month to decide who tops Group F.