We’ve already spent the money we got from donations – Ghana Amputee Team Tells Minister

The Black Challenge

Source: Africa Publicity

The Ghana Amputee national team has told the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, that they have already shared the money they received from donations after winning the Amputee AFCON in Egypt in May 2024.

The Minister had asked the team to render accounts on all the donations they received after winning the 2024 African Amputee Football Cup of Nations.

Since beating Morocco 2 – 1 in the final of the Amputee AFCON, the Amputee Team of Ghana has been receiving donations.

Former President John Mahama alone donated Ghc 10,000 to the team last, prompting Mr. Ussif to ask them to render account. The minister had warned the team not to use the state for their personal benefit.

The Amputee Team in a photo with John Mahama

Mr. Ussif had in a meeting with the team said: “When you come after the successes and there’s anything, the first point of call is this office [MoYS]. We’re not going to tolerate you using the state for your personal benefits.”

The Ghana Amputee Team when they met Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif

But the Head coach of the Amputee Team named the Black Challenge, Stephen Richard Obeng, has indicated that the donations the team received have already been spent on transportation, upkeep, hotel bills, and other bills.

According to Mr. Obeng, “We have already shared the money we received from the donations. After we returned, we were together as a team in Accra without any support.”

He added that “We used the money for our upkeep, hotel bills, and transportation to our homes. After they gave us tickets, we never received any logistics. We depended on donors for our upkeep. We will do the accounts for them by stating what we used the money for because the money has already been shared for our upkeep.”

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