The senior national female soccer team has threatened a demonstration against the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the government should they fail to pay up their bonuses owed them.
The Queens represented their beloved nation (Ghana) in the just ended African Cup of Nations in the hosted by Cameroon.
Ghana placed third after losing a fiercely contested semi-final game against the host nation Cameroon by a slimmest of margin (0:1), and eventually beating high rated South African side in the third place game.
Speaking exclusively to Royal Sports on OTEC 102.9 FM in Kumasi, Linda Eshun a key member of the squad said “we have called off our demonstration which was scheduled for today (Wednesday) due to dialogue between the black Queens Management Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sports”.
She further revealed that, “The GFA has promised to do everything within their power to ensure the monies are paid with no further delay”.
OTEC FM can confirm that each Black Queens player is entitled to $25,000 from qualifying bonuses to the AFCON tournament.
She revealed to OTEC FM that, the Queens have resolved to convey at the premises of the Ghana Football Association on Thursday 22nd December.
On what action to take if the bonuses are not paid tomorrow as they are anticipating, she said “we will advise ourselves”.
She bemoaned saying “some of us are breadwinners in our families and it is so worrying that after every national assignment, we have to beg for monies due us”.
Investigations done by OTEC Sports can confirm that the Queens’ decision to demonstrate is the fear that if they don’t demand their pound of flesh now, the transition of political power from the ruling NDC government to the elected NPP administration can further delay their bonuses.
By: Seth Ofori Acheampong(sirscandy)