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Black Stars AFCON 2017 budget slashed by US$ 2m

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye
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A 5.4 million dollars budget presented by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the Black Stars' participation in the 2017 AFCON has been slashed by two million dollars.

The budget includes team's training tour of UAE where they will camp for 11 days at the Al Ain training centre before, bonuses and appearance fees for the 23 players who will make it to Gabon.

According to Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye "The Ghana Football Association presented a budget for the AFCON and it was 5.4 million dollars but we have slashed it."

"We have now approved a budget of $3.4 million for the tournament", he added.

Ghana will open their quest for a fifth AFCON title on 17 January against Uganda before facing Egypt and Mali in Group D.