GFA, Sports Minister Visit Black Queens After Qualifier Boycott Threat

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Simeon-Okraku, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif and other relevant leaders have engaged the Black Queens amid threats to boycott their match against Zambia.

The Queens had reportedly threatened to boycott the Olympics Qualifiers fixture against Zambia slated for tomorrow over owed bonuses accumulated from their qualification for the Women’s African Cup of Nations.

Each player is owed $7,500, according to reports.

The visit on Wednesday, February 21, in the company of Deputy Sports Minister Evans Bobie and Management Committee Chairperson Gifty Oware Mensah, according to a statement issued by the GFA said the ladies were reassured of the FA’s unflinching support.

“The Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Yusif (Hon.) also assured the players of the ministry’s commitment to fulfilling all promises made and added that all outstanding bonuses will be cleared.”

In an interview, Mrs Gifty Oware said the bonuses would be paid before the game on February 23.

Coach Nora Hauptle’s side will face the Copper Queens at the Accra Sports Stadium in the first leg of the third round of the 2024 Paris Olympics Qualifiers after their emphatic wins against Guinea and Benin in the first two rounds.

Zambia will host the return leg on February 28 in Ndola.

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