Each member of the national under-17 team, the Black Starlets, is richer by a US$ 3,000, credible reports suggest.
The staggering amount is the qualification bonus that the state has paid to the players for qualifying from their tough group.
The Starlets received the amount after they mauled host country, India, by 4-0 in their last group match to top their group.
The swift payment of the qualification bonus is aimed to motivate the players to go all out and win the ultimate, the trophy.
The national under-17 team won two games and only lost by a solitary goal to the USA, yet they (Starlets) qualified as group leaders.
Ghana has won the under-17 World Cup twice (1991 and 1993), two great feats that shot up Ghana’s name on the world map. The Black Starlets have also finished as runners-up in the same tournament on two occasions (1995 and 1997).
After those great feats in the 1990s, the Black Starlets seemed to have lost the spark as they have failed to win the title again. But the current Black Starlets are determined to impress so as to help put Ghana’s name at its rightful position in the tournament.
Source: Yaw Asamoah/ thePublisher