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Airlifting of cash for tournaments over – Vanderpuije

Sports Minister-designate, Nii Lante Vanderpuije, insists he would only have problems with the Ghana FA once they demand for monies to be airlifted to foreign countries for the payment of Black Stars bonuses.

It would be recalled that President John Mahama authorized the flight of over $4 million to Brazil for the payment of Black Stars’ 2014 World Cup appearance fees after learning about the unrest in camp.

The White Paper on the Dzamefe Commission of Inquiry recently recommended that monies should not be flown to any tournament for the payment of remuneration of national teams or persons.

Vanderpuije, the former Deputy Local Government Minister, has no intentions of flouting Mahama’s order published in the White Paper.

“I have no problem with the GFA and don’t think I will have problems with the GFA. Under my watch, we will never airlift monies to pay bonuses of national teams. Anyone who does that will have a problem with me,” he said.

This means, if the Black Stars outstanding bonus for the 2018 World Cup qualifying win over Comoros is not settled in Ghana on March 25 before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique, the Sports Ministry will not fly cash to Maputo during the second leg.


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