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STATEMENT: Black Meteors unpaid bonuses, Sports Ministry rubbishes reports

The MoYS have revealed paying the coaches all their entitlements but for their recent game against Algeria

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has refuted claims, the technical team of Ghana’s U-23 side are yet to be financially catered for ever since they were appointed.

Media reports were rife this week that the coaching setup of the Black Meteors have been ignored by the sports ministry ever since taking charge.

The reports indicated that despite steering Ghana to the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, the Ibrahim Tanko led technical team are yet to be financially rewarded for their efforts.

The reports created quite a stir as the team readies for the competition (which serves as a qualifier for the next Olympic Games football event next year) in Morocco.

In a statement to clear the air, the Sports Ministry said ‘we wish to categorically state that these claims are false’.

The Ministry further added that ‘the technical team members have been paid all their outstanding bonuses except their bonuses for defeating Algeria’.

The statement assured that the ministry was working around the clock to get the issue resolved and wished the team well ahead of the tournament.

Ghana will face Congo on Sunday June 25, before facing Morocco and Guinea next.

The top 3 teams to emerge from the competition will qualify for the football event of the next Olympics Games.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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