Ghana receives plane full of $3 million

Ghana's Andre Ayew celebrates his goal with teammates Mohammed Rabiu during their 2014 World Cup...

Ghana's Andre Ayew celebrates his goal with teammates Mohammed Rabiu during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Germany at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:13 PM ET

MANAUS, Brazil -- Ahead of its Group G decider in Brasilia on Thursday, Ghanaian deputy sports minister Joseph Yammin told a local radio station the West African nation has dispatched a plane full of cash to its players here in Brazil.

"The players insisted (on physical cash)," he told Citi FM, according to a Bloomberg report.

The total? A cool $3 million (more than $9 million Ghanain cedi).

That works out to more than $130,000 per player.

This isn't far off from what the Cameroonian federation went through earlier in the tournament when its players refused to board a flight to the tournament until they received payment.

Each team participating in the World Cup receives $8 milllion just for being here.

Ghana will meet Portugal in a do-or-die match in the Brazilian capital Thursday.

The Black Stars can progress to the second round with a win and a U.S. loss to Germany.

The Ghanaian Football Association is currently under immense scrutiny after an investigative report by the UK's Telegraph uncovered a long list of allegedly corrupt officials within the country's men's national team.


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