The Black Queens of Ghana have been paid part of the money they are being owed by the country’s Ministry of Sports.
Following their qualification and participation at the 10th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations last year, where they finished third, they had embarked on a peaceful protest – like their Nigerian counterparts – as a way of pressing for their entitlements.
Now, fourteen days after that demonstration happened on December 22, the Black Queens have received $13,000, which covers the tournament in Cameroon, out of a reported $25,000 that includes outstanding bonuses.
“I’ll love to bring to the notice of the general public that, the ministry of sports have this afternoon around 3:00pm made a part payment of $13,000 of the accrued bonus of the Black Queens,” Captain of the Black Queens, Elizabeth Addo, posted on her Facebook account.
“The remaining balance, we’ve told will be ready in two weeks. We want to thank the general public for your support during this period and we pray that the remaining balance is settled in the stipulated time. Thank you.”
A header from defender Linda Eshun ensured Ghana defeated South Africa by a lone goal to secure bronze at the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.