The playing body of the Ghana senior national team say they will take what ever fee the nation is willing to pay them as winning bonus at the AFCON tournament in Gabon.

According to spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Sannie-Daara, the players want to make it clear that they are not playing for money contrary to concerns raised by Ghanaian football patrons.

''The players have told us that they will take any amount that the nation is willing pay them as their bonus money. They met the management committee and told them this,'' Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Metro FM.

''They want to send a signal to the Ghanaian public that they are not playing because of the money and hence this decision. What ever Ghana can pay, they will take it.''

The players had earlier appealed to the new New Patriotic Party administration to re-instate their $10,000 bonus package after former Youth and Sports minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuije slashed the figure to $8,000.

Their calls for re-instatement had drawn negative and bile-bursting comments for Ghanaians who lambasted the team for playing for money and not out of patriotism.

However, in a bid to calm nerves and get the support of football fans in the country, the Black Star team have decided to accept any offer put on the table by the government of Ghana.

The Black Stars will get their campaign off against Uganda on Tuesday in Port Gentil.

By Musah Abelyire/ghanaguardian.com