Prior to the Black Stars’ participation in just ended AFCON, there were a lot of speculations that our budget for the AFCON ranged between $8million – $15million dollars. The Ministry of Youth and Sports described the speculations as untrue but more importantly, refused to disclose the budget, citing that it’s disclosure will serve as a source of distraction to the players.
The “distractionless” Black Stars were booted out of the tournament by Tunisia in the Round of 16 stage and since then, there has been a public outcry for the budget to be revealed.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Asiamah disclosed the budget in Parliament today.
According to the Minister, a total of $6.3million dollars was budgeted for The Stars wherein $4.5 million dollars was spent – saving the nation about $1.7million.
Per calculation, 72.45% of the budget was spent on The Stars’ run to the round of 16 stage in the AFCON.
Below is a break dowm of the Stars’ expenditure: