Ghana players have been massively boosted ahead of next week’s crucial 2014 World Cup play-off clash against Egypt next as their bonuses for the match will be increased by 50%.
Headline sponsors of the Black Stars, GNPC, have pledged to boost the amount to be paid by government by 50 percent to ensure victory over the Pharaohs in Kumasi next Tuesday.
Ghana will be hosting the record African champions in the first leg of the epic tie on October 15 in Kumasi.
The Black Stars look to record a huge score line to provide a comfortable cushioning before the return encounter a month later tentatively in Cairo.
The state-owned oil exploration and production company, who are the major sponsors of the Black Stars, in their bid to provide an extra incentive to the team towards a massive win over the Pharoahs have promised a 50 percent increment of the regular bonuses paid by the state.
This was announced the company’s board chairman Ato Ahwoi and GNPC’s CEO Alex Mould who met the players on Tuesday night.
“They (GNPC) met with the team and promised to double whatever bonus the state is giving once they win the match by 50 percent,” Ghana FA Communications Director Ibrahim Sannie-Daara confirmed.
Ghana need to beat Egypt handsomely in the first-leg to make sure they are secured ahead of the second-leg tentatively fixed for Cairo.