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AFCON 2023: Ghana pays supporters $400 each after threatening to return home

By Vincent Ashitey
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After threatening to return home over unmet expectations in Ivory Coast, the supporters who were transported to support the Black Stars at the ongoing AFCON 2023 have been given $400 each.

The supporters had on Monday, January 15, 2024, complained that there was no proper coordination and support from the organising bodies making their stay in Ivory Coast an unpleasant one.

They had threatened to name the officials that transported them to the West African state and return to Ghana due to the frustration and perceived neglect.

According to a report by Accra-based Citi News, the over 300 supporters have aborted their mission after being met by some of the officials for negotiations, leading to the disbursement of funds to the tune of 400 dollars each for the supporters.

“There is good news. Yesterday after the story broke, around midnight, in fact most of us here went to sleep before the officials came and they came to call us and they gave us what we were due”

Asked if all the supporters received $400, the journalist responded, “I am not aware but what I do know from some of the dwellers [from other hotels] is that they also received $400 as those at the hotel [I am] received.

“For the entire tournament, in fact, officials were unable to tell us, so we don’t know if this [$400] is going to be for the entire tournament.”