Tokyo 2020: Sports Minister Announces Bonus Package For Team Ghana

Tokyo 2020: Sports Minister Announces Bonus Package For Team Ghana

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The Minister of Youth & Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif on Monday evening announced the Bonus Package for athletes and coaches at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

He said each sports man or woman who wins a Gold medal will get $5,000, and a Silver medal winner gets $4,000, whilst the third placed or Bronze winner takes home $ 3,000.

Speaking in a zoom meeting with the athletes and officials, he disclosed that any athlete who qualifies from the preliminaries to the next stage will receive $1,000.

He urged Samuel Takyi who has entered the medal zone and fights American, Duke Ragan at the semi finals to win and go for the gold.

He also urged the 4x100 team and captain Joe Paul Amoah to try their best to earn a medal in the 200 meters and relay.

According to him, President Nana Akuffo Addo also has a Special Package for those who will excel and win the ultimate.

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President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah who initiated the meeting which the three Black Bombers, Athletics Team and weight lifter, Christian Amoah took part with his coach, Kyle Pierce advised the athletes to perform well and make names for themselves.

In attendance were the Chef de mission of Tokyo 2020 Mr. Michael Aggrey, Director General of the National Sports Authority Professor Peter Twumasi and Covid 19 Liason Officer, Mr. Haruna Adamu.

Also present were Administrator of the Team, Miss Farida Iddris, Vice President of  the GAA Mr. Afelibiek Ababu, and Deputy Director HR of Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ms Francisca Atuluk as well as members of the Medical Team and some members of the GOC Communications Directorate.

By Sammy Heywood Okine, Tokyo

Courtesy GOC Communications / Ashfoam / Twellium

 

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