Ghana U-20 World Cup Winners Haven’t Received Packages Promised By Government Since 2009 – Emmanuel Agyemang Badu Reveals
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has revealed that some of the players are yet to receive the package they were promised by the government after winning the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Ghana became the first African country to annex the trophy.
Sellas Tetteh led the side to beat Brazil on 4-3 penalties to lift the trophy in Cairo with Agyemang Badu scoring the winner in 2009.
“I know the package the government did for us when we won the 2009 U- 20 World Cup is 15 years old but I’m pleading if they can do something about it to release the money to some of our colleagues and the technical team,” the former Asante Kotoko and Udinese Calcio midfielder posted on Facebook.
“We won’t wait for anything to happen and come and pretend on camera. Please, hear us out. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Sellas Tetteh, who led the team to win the trophy has also disclosed that he has yet to receive payment for leading Ghana to victory at the tournament.
“I have been discussing with Kurt Okraku [Ghana Football Association president] because since we, the technical team when we won the World Cup they didn’t pay us any money,” he told Sports Obama TV.
“They didn’t pay us any money. There was a document for it. I went and discuss that with Kurt Okraku. At least they were supposed to give us $4000.
“As for the players their money and all those things, they were not paid anything. They kept it in an account for them. I have spoken to the people in charge and Kurt Okraku but he has been busy because of the World Cup. I will try and meet him and talk to him.”
Again, Sellas has in a recent interview, emotionally urged Ghanaians to support him with funds for his hospital bills.
Moments Ghana Won the Trophy:
Source: Football GH