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Government gifts Black Satellites $10k each for U20 AFCON triumph

The Government of Ghana is rewarding each player of the Black Satellites team $10, 000 for winning the U20 Africa Cup of Nations title in Mauritania last Saturday.

Daniel Afriyie’s brace helped Ghana overcome Uganda 2-0 in the final to win the country’s 4th AFCON at this level.

This was revealed by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo, when the team met him to officially present the trophy to him at the Jubilee House on Tuesday, March 09, 2021.

A total of $350,000 will be made given to the team, but $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,” Akufo-Addo said at the official state welcome ceremony.

“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.”

He also gave four outstanding members of the team $5,000 each.

They are coach Karim Zito, captain Daniel Afriyie, Danlad Ibrahim–the best goalkeeper of the tournament and the competition’s best player, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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