The former Minister of Youth and Sports, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye is seeking answers to the whereabouts of the prize money for Ghana’s participation in the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.
Ghana placed fourth at the 2017 AFCON in Gabon is estimated to have taken home not less $750,000 as prize money.
The Odododiodio Member of Parliament said this during the review of the 2018 budgetary allocation for sports on the floor of parliament.
“Budget is an indication of expenditure and receivables. The ministry has just taken hold of the prize money of Ghana’s participation in AFCON 2017.
“In the budget I was expecting that, I would see that either in the ITF or receivables but nothing. I ask where is that money, what has it been used for?” the minister enquired.
The Black Stars of Ghana failed to qualify for the 2018 World and some stakeholders of Ghana Football have blamed Vanderpuye for playing a part in our inability to qualify, an allegation he has moved to quash.