Former Black Stars striker Baba Amando has revealed the clash between players and management members in the National team over bonuses.
Players of the senior National team in recent times have been involved in bonus roar with the latest being a clash between Ghanaian international Sulley Muntari and former management committee member Moses Parker during the team’s 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.
Muntari was alleged to have punched the Medeama President in the face during a meeting between the players and the management team.
In an interview with Kumasi-based ultimate FM, Baba Amando who was in the Black Stars team at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations and was also part of the team’s preparation for the World Cup that same year revealed a player in the team threw a chair at Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi during a meeting at the team’s camp.
“When we got to Hannover, a day before our first game, we had a meeting and Otto Addo raised his hand to ask why they had agreed to pay each player $50,000 as appearance fees but are now offering us [the 5 standby players] something like $20,000 when they had agreed to pay everyone the same amount.
“So Randy Abbey [then communications director of the FA] stood up to answer the question, but he was not trying to answer the question. So Baffour Gyan stood up and told him to answer the question.
“Baffour was pissed,” Amando claimed.
“But moments later, something happened and one player, I’m not going to mention the name – he raised a chair and threw it at the FA boss and co. They all ran away,” he added.
Bonus dispute between players and management members have been an issue in the National team for some time now.