President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that each player of the U-20 team, the Black Satellites, will receive a gift of USD 10,000. The announcement was made on Tuesday when the team visited the Jubilee House to present the trophy they won to the President following their return from Mauritania.
The President said half the amount is to be given out in cash to the players while the other part would be invested for a period of ten years to help them in future. The team’s technical unit and other members would take home USD 5,000 each.
The victory was Ghana’s 4th in the tournament’s history after previously winning it in 1993, 1999, and 2009. The Ghanaian team beat Uganda 2-0 in the final of the tournament on Sunday, a day after beating them in the semi-final.