Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko is set to benefit from a financial reward of $200,000 from FIFA for their contribution to Ghana’s campaign at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Porcupine Warriors are among five Ghanaian clubs that will receive these financial wards including Hearts of Oak, Steadfast FC, King Faisal, and Dreams FC.
The funds will be initially sent to the Ghana Football Association, which will then distribute the money to the respective beneficiary clubs.
A total of $209m (£160.90m) was distributed by FIFA to 440 clubs worldwide, with a payment of $10,950 (£8,429) given per player, per day.
The amount teams received was worked out by the number of days each player spent at the World Cup, starting from the day they were released for international duty and ending after their final match at the tournament. For example, if a player was away from their club for 20 days, they would receive 20 times the £8,429 daily payment.
There is also the added benefit that the programme doesn’t just reward the player’s current club, but also the team they played for over the previous two seasons, meaning some received money despite not having any actual representatives at the showpiece tournament.
The Financial reward from FIFA will provide a significant boost to Kotoko following seeming financial difficulties at the club.