By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana’s U-17 womens team were sent home on Tuesday without receiving their bonus for qualifying the nation to the World Cup in Azerbaijan.

The Black Maidens were promised mouthwatering reward if they are able to dispatch off South Africa to make it to their third successive World Cup – one they did with aplomb.

The girls last Friday thrashed Batwana 5-1 to clinch one of the three slots reserved for Africa after the first leg ended goalless.

The expectant players were however disappointed when told their bonuses were not ready as they checked out of the Marisset Hotel.

“The girls were bitterly disappointed not to receive their bonuses as they headed home,” a source told

“I am sure such a thing can never happen with the Black Stars especially after qualifying for a major tournament like the world cup.

“We just hope for expedited action so this problem can be quickly resolved before the world cup proper.”

The U-17 Womens World Cup in Azerbaijan starts in September.


Readers Comment

  • THE PAPA 7 years ago

    A labourer deserves his wages.keep to your promises, pay their wages, apologies to them and don't repeat that again GFA. I just hope somebody is not using the money for an individual investment somewhere

  • Tardi boy 7 years ago

    “The girls were bitterly disappointed not to receive their bonuses as they headed home,” That's unfortunate, but why OH GFA, is it management crisis,cruelty and plain stupidity. That's a shame, very disappointed coz you don't treat people this way after you've promised them and the job is done. WHEN WILL GFA/GHANA CHANGE FOR BETTER

  • dede 7 years ago

    this nonsense happens only in africa.if the girls complain now GFA will jump and say this girl are indiscipline.God save us all

  • bbc 7 years ago

    Please GFA gives there innocent girls their incentives as you have promised them. There is the problem the local plays and coaches facing with GFA. For that reason how would you get the best out of them? I think this is a shame..