World Cup 2022: Ghana’s Sports Minister reveals the Black Stars’ budget for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Ghana Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif

Ghana Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif revealed the budget for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Friday, saying the country will spend slightly more than $14 million on the Black Stars if they reach the competition’s semi-finals, which begin on November 20.

Ghana will begin their campaign on November 24 against Portugal, before finishing the group stage against South Korea and Uruguay.

“FIFA awarded the GFA US$1.5 million to supplement the Black Stars’ preparations. This sum was used to help organize the team’s friendly matches in order to improve technical and managerial readiness for Qatar. Ghana will receive an additional US$9 million for our participation in the tournament’s group stage, which includes three games against Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea “Ussif stated in the legislature.

“Our group stage appearance is estimated to cost $8,166,200 USD. With our sights set firmly on progressing through the knockout stages, Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to bring you more good news. The prize money will increase from US$9 million to US$13 million if the team advances from the group stage to the round of 16. At this point, our expenditure will rise to $8,792,600 USD.”

“The prize money will increase from US$13 million to US$17 million if we advance from the round of 16 to the quarter final. At this point, our spending will rise from $8,792,600 to $9,512,200. If we advance from the quarterfinals to the final four, Ghana will receive between $27 million and $42 million. At this point, we estimate a total cost of $14,184,100 million dollars. This figure includes fees for appearances, bonuses, per diems, flight arrangements, medicals, equipment, logistics, and hospitality.”

“Mr. Speaker, regardless of how we look at the revenue and expenditure commitments for Qatar 2022, the benefits of participating in the World Cup far outweigh the expenditure, along with several other unquantifiable benefits.”


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