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Sports Minister: Ghana spent $3 million at AFCON 2023.

According to Minister Mustapha Ussif, Ghana allocated a modest sum of three million dollars ($3m) from its budget for the 2023 African Cup of Nations to support the Black Stars.

During his address in Parliament, the minister revealed that his Ministry had allocated approximately $8.5 million for the competition, with $5 million being disbursed by the Finance Ministry for the initial phase.

He stated that the $5m that was released was intended to cover the following expenses:

“… per diems, flight arrangements for the team, medicals, equipment, logistics and hospitality,” and the remaining $2m was not used by his office.

Mr Speaker, our estimated budget for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament was $8,506,450.00 to cater for the team’s pre-tournament and the Tournament Phases (group stages, 1/16 stage, quarter-final, semi-final and final),

Out of the $8,506,450.00, $5,071,840.36 was released by the Ministry of Finance of which US$3,070,067.81 was spent on per diems, flight arrangements for the team, medicals, equipment, logistics and hospitality.” He said.

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