The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association has decided to immediately pay US $25,000, which is 50% of the US $50,000 prize money the Black Stars B earned for placing 2nd at the just-ended WAFU Championship in Senegal.
Eeven though organisers of the tournament (WAFU) are yet to pay the money to the GFA, the NC has decided to reward the team by immediately advancing $25,000 to them for their gallant display during the tournament, and also to motivate them ahead of their crucial CHAN final qualifier with Burkina Faso tomorrow.
In a bid to further boost the morale of the team, the NC has also decided to immediately reward the Black Stars B with the remaining $25,000 of the WAFU prize money should they beat Burkina Faso to qualify for next year's CHAN.
Despite the Black Stars B' 0:1 defeat in Kumasi to Burkina Faso in the first leg, the Normalisation Committee remains hopeful that the Black Stars B are capable of tilting the scale in their favour tomorrow in Ouagadougou.
We have been greatly encouraged by the team's impressive performance during the WAFU Tournament, and we believe strongly that their preparations, coupled with our timely gesture to motivate them, will inspire the team to go all out and qualify for the CHAN.
We wish the Black Stars B the very best in tomorrow's match.
SIGNED: COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT