By Nana Akua
Since returning from the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations with the bronze medal, the Black Queens of Ghana are yet to be paid their entitlements, contrary to the assumption of many.
It is in that regard, that the team have decided to protest on Wednesday December 21, over unpaid bonuses and allowances following their qualification and participation at the 10th edition of the eight-team tournament that ended in Cameroon over two weeks ago.
A Linda Eshun header was all the West Africans needed to dispatch South Africa to third place at the Ahmadou Ahidjio Stadium in Yaoundé on December 2. Now they are looking to embark on a peaceful demonstration so that they can get their monies.
As a statement of intent, the Queens have already rejected the $2000 bonus that was initially given to each player for winning bronze and qualification for the tournament.
According to the players PRO, Florence Dadson, one of the reasons why the players refused to take the money was because they do not trust the committee to eventually pay up the balance, adding that majority of them are the bread winners of their families.