Five (5) Ghanaian clubs will earn a total of $565,772.42 from FIFA as part of their contributions to the Ghana national team, the Black Stars, at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The heavy financial benefit comes from FIFA’s Club Benefits Programme which was established to recognize the contribution that football clubs make to the success of staging the FIFA World Cup.
Ghana’s beneficiaries of the program from the last World Cup in Qatar include; Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, King Faisal, Dreams Football Club and Steadfast Football Club.
Per the documents released by FIFA on Thursday, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko received $219,008.70 and $200,757.97 respectively. Steadfast received $109,504.72, while Dreams and King Faisal received $18,250.72 each.
Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak benefited from the program for having two players in Ghana’s final squad for the World Cup squad. The players include Danlad Ibrahim and Daniel Afriyie-Barnieh.
King Faisal, Steadfast, and Dreams benefited from the tournament because they had players who participated in the Black Stars’ qualifiers for the World Cup.
The FIFA’s Club Benefits Programme was first launched ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and further extended in 2015 to cover both the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
For the 2022 World Cup, FIFA will distribute a total of $209 million following the release of 837 footballers for a rounded per player daily amount of $10,950, regardless of how many minutes they played during the tournament.
The total per a player is divided and distributed to the club(s) with which the player was registered in the two years leading up to the final competition.
As per standard procedure, FIFA will distribute the amounts via the member associations to which the relevant clubs are affiliated.