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GFA denies $7.2M AFCON budget

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The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has denied media reports suggesting that it has presented a budget of $7.2 million to the government for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

A statement signed by Mr. Dan Kwaku Yeboah, Spokesperson of the Committee said, “we wish to state unambiguously that the said publications are false.

“The Normalization Committee has not submitted any budget to government for the impending competition and would like to alert the general public to disregard any such reports,” it stated.

It  further indicated that, reports that suggest per diems for the Black Stars players has been increased from $100 to $150 was also untrue.

”The public is hereby informed that at the appropriate time, the approved budget for AFCON 2019 will be announced soon.” – the statement added.

The Black Stars last lifted the title in 1982 when they defeated hosts Libya on penalties after sharing the spoils 1-1 in regulation time.

Ghana have booked a place in the 2019 AFCON but have a game to play in the qualifiers against the Harambee Stars of Kenya at home next month to decide who tops the Group.

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