The President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has reiterated that giving money to players of the Black Starlets will not happen again.
The GFA boss stressed that the Under 17 players usually misuse the money and it was prudent that the amount is used as an educational bursary for them which can help to secure their future.
Nyantakyi revealed that they have started with the Black Maidens and it has yielded dividends as most of them are now in schools in Europe and America continuing their studies.
“Paying money to Under 17 players is going to be a thing of the past, they are school boys and it is prudent we use the money as education bursary for them,” Nyantakyi told Metro TV
“Most of the boys squander the money whilst their future is not secured. With the Education bursary, they can return back to school,”
Nyantakyi added: ” We have started with the Black Maidens and it has proven to be efficient. Now we have many of the girls in colleges in US and Europe studying and also playing soccer,”
Members of the Ghana National Under 17 team which reached the quarter finals of the 2017 Under 17 World Cup in India were handed an amount of $4,000 each.
By: Edmund Okai Gyimah