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GFA confirm that Russia paid Ghana for Moscow friendly

Wednesday 7th September , 2016 8:50 am
GFA Vice-President George Afriyie (left) with Russian FA boss Vitaly Mutko (Image credit: Russian Football Federation)
GFA Vice-President George Afriyie (left) with Russian FA boss Vitaly Mutko (Image credit: Russian Football Federation)

The Ghana Football Association has revealed that the Russian Football Federation paid for Ghana’s participation in the friendly match played on Tuesday in Moscow.

Ghana lost 1-0 due to a Feder Smolov strike in the first half in the tie played at the Lokomitiv Stadium in Moscow.

Even though the match did not generate a lot of interest among Ghanaian football fans, there is certainly bound to be questions about how much was earned especially as Ghanaians have become interested in financial dealings of the Ghana Football Association in recent times.

The Ghana Football Association confirmed to Citi Sports before the match against Rwanda that Russia would pay Ghana for the match in line with conventional practice in relation to friendly matches played among national teams.

“The Russians are paying us for it but I am not very certain if the amount will suffice in terms of travel, kits, per diems and all other things that will come with the match,” said GFA spokesperson Ibrahim Saane Daara at the Accra Sports Stadium after  the second day of the Black Stars training ahead of the match against Rwanda.

Before the match on Tuesday, GFA Executive Committee member, Wilfried Osei Palmer said to Asempa FM that the Russians would pay USD 150,000 to Ghana in appearance fees and USD 5,000 as per diems.

 

 

 

By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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