The Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, says his outfit is engaging the Ghana Football Association Normalization Committee over the payment of bonuses to Ghana’s youth national teams.
The payment of bonuses to the national U-17 footballers in particular, has raised questions, with critics insisting handing money to young footballers at such a young age breeds an entitlement mentality.
Asiamah says while young players must earn from the sport, they have to also be imbibed with the spirit of volunteerism and sacrifice for the common good, especially towards their nation.
Speaking at the Public Accounts Committee, Asiamah said, “we are engaged with the Normalization Committee over some of these engagements. As a country, we should be looking at offering players below 17 years bursaries or scholarship support as their reward.”
“The decision will soon be made on the future of these allowances, bonuses and payment to our junior teams.
“We seriously need to look into these things, so that we can incorporate a sense of volunteerism.
By: Citi Sports