Akufo-Addo rewards Black Satellites with $350,000 for winning U-20 Afcon

The Black Satellites team will pocket $350,000 as a cash reward for clinching the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations title in Mauritania.

On Tuesday, the playing body, the technical team and the management team were hosted at the Jubilee House to present the trophy to the president.

The U-20 team won the trophy for the fourth time in their history following a 2-0 win over debutants Uganda on the country’s 64th birthday.

President Akufo-Addo announced that each member of the team will receive $10,000.

He, however, revealed that $5,000 will be made available to them now.

“We have a package for you which will enable you to receive the gratitude of the nation. It is a token but it’s something to tell you how very happy Ghanaians are with what you have done. Each one of the team is receiving $10,000 from the government.

“The decision has been made that the $10,000, you will get $5,000 of it in cash and $5,000 is going to be invested for you over the next 10 years so that you have something also to look forward to,” President Akufo-Addo told the contingent led by the Ghana Football Association boss, Kurt Okraku.

President Akufo-Addo also personally gave four outstanding members of the team $5,000 each. They are coach Karim Zito, captain Daniel Afriyie – whose two goals in the final secured the trophy, Ibrahim Danland – who was adjudged the best goalkeeper and the competition’s best player, Fatawu Isshaku.

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