The Ghana Football Association has instituted a new reward scheme for the various national teams.
The new regime replaces the old system which sees players handed lavish financial rewards upon winning games.
Rather, national team players will be rewarded for advancing through stages in a competition.
For instance, a national team will be handed a consolidated financial package if it’s seals qualification to a major tournament during qualification series.
The new system which is already being applied with the Black Stars is aimed at motivating the team’s to advance further in competitions.
“What we pay now is qualification bonus and not winning bonus,” Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi told Supersport.com.
“So if a national team may lose its first two games at a tournament, but still wins the last one to go through to the next stage of the competition, they would be paid a qualification bonus that takes care of all three games in the group.”
“Indeed, we want to totally steer clear of having a pyrrhic victory on our hand.
“What is the use when you beat two teams and still fail to qualify for the next stage of the competition?”
Ghana’s women’s U-17 team, the Black Maidens are the next in line to receive such rewards under the new concept for making it all the way through to the semi finals of the World Cup in Azerbaijan.