ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana president John Atta Mills said the country’s World Cup players will be given national honors and $20,000 each after making Africa proud with their performance in South Africa.
“You deserved to be honored because you have made Ghana and indeed Africa proud by your performance,” Mills said Tuesday at a lunch held in honor of the team, which was greeted by cheering fans on its return to Accra on Monday night.
“You did not win the World Cup but, through your performance, you carried high the flags of not only Ghana but Africa,” he added.
As well as the cash bonus for the players, a government official said members of the coaching team would receive a reward of $10,000 each.
Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, who is from Ghana, wrote in a letter to the team that he was one of millions left “heartbroken” after the quarterfinal loss to Uruguay in a penalty shootout.
Enough or not ? Should the team be given more than $20,000 ?
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