Ghana will participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif has disclosed $8 million budget for the Black Stars’ participation in the group stages.
In an address to Parliament on the budget for the Black Stars, the Minister stated the teams’ performance will determine the overall expenditure at the World Cup. The Minister gave a breakdown of what the team is expected to spend at the various stages of the World Cup.
An estimated cost of group stage appearance of $8,166,200million from the total amount budgeted for the competition.
Sports Minister’s Black Stars budget
Per the explanation given by the Minister, Ghana will spend $8,792,600 million when they qualify for the Round of 16 which will increase to $9,512,200 should the team make it to the quarter-finals stage, and $14,185,100 if the Black Stars make it to the Semi-finals of the World Cup.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports, issues regarding the teams’ bonuses will remain the same as what they received during the 2014 World Cup staged in Brazil due to the current economic hardship in the country.
” We have negotiated with the players on all incentives as far as this world cup is concerned and we hope to go far and bring the ultimate home. Our target is to better our performance at South Africa 2010, which remains Africa’s best outing in FIFA World Cup history. Specifically, the Black Stars team realistically targets the following results in Qatar, in 2022;
- Qualify from Group H to the round of 16, which includes Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
- Progress through the knockout stages ”
FIFA has given each participating country $10.5million as an appearance fee and $1.5million has already been given to Ghana to prepare for the tournament teams will receive an additional $9 million at the group stages level and $4 million at the round of 16 with $17million at the quarter-finals phase.
The winner of the tournament will pocket $42million with the 4th, 3rd and 2nd teams receiving additional prize money of $8 million, $10 million, $13m, and $25m respectively.
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