Paying $40,000 As Bonus To Black Stars Players Is Acceptable – Kennedy Agyapong
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has slammed Ghanaians for their constant criticism of Black Stars players.
He believes that rants about how much money senior national team players receive as winning bonuses are unnecessary.
According to the Assin Central Member of Parliament, the amounts paid to the players are justified.
Kennedy Agyapong believes that players who choose to play for their country take huge risks and should be financially compensated for it.
“I don’t have a problem paying them to play for us. We have to encourage these stars to come home and play for us. Those in the foreign teams make so much money. Some make $40,000 a week, he comes here and the whole period they give him $40,000 and we are complaining.
“If this guy hurts himself and cannot play again, he loses $40,000 a week. I don’t mind paying whatever they deserve because it will motivate them to come home and serve. Ghanaians should stop complaining,” he said.