President of The Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi reacts as he answers questions during a press conference. (AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA)
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Ghana's government said Wednesday that it is sending more than $3 million in cash on a chartered plane to Brazil to pay appearance fees for its World Cup squad.Ghana's camp was rocked earlier this week by reports in Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper accusing GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi of agreeing to fix matches.Ghana, which is West Africa's second-largest economy, has recently been struggling with a 10.8 percent budget deficit and a rapidly depreciating currency.Yamin defended the cash payment to the Black Stars, saying a successful football team is crucial for national morale.
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