Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah has confirmed that Mubarak Wakaso and Afriyie Acquah pulled out of the Japan and Iceland friendly games because of appearance fees.
The duo pulled out of the matches after being told they would receive an appearance fee of $2000 for each game instead of $5000 the players get for friendlies.
After receiving information about the amount that would be paid to them as appearance fees, they felt the amount was inadequate which they decided to pull out.
Each player will now earn $4000 from the two games instead of $10,000.
“Unfortunately we were all supposed to leave Ghana for this friendly game but they opted out of the team with reasons being that the allowances being paid is not what they expected.”
“The two of them being senior players in the team thought it’s important that they’ve been spoken to by Osei Parma before such arrangements. Their argument was that Parma didn’t talk back to them so they felt that they’ve been ignored.”
“Personally I think they should have told me that due to these circumstances they won’t travel with the team.”
The Black Stars will travel to Reykjavik to play Iceland on June 7.
Source: Rite sports desk.