Africa-Press – Sierra-Leone. Sierra Leone government, through the Ministry of Sports and the National Sports Authority has increased the match appearance fees for Leone Stars players from US$3,000 to US$5,000 just after the team’s performance against defending champions, Algeria.
According to the NSA Communication man, Eric Fomba, the increment in yesterday’s match appearance fees formed part of motivation to the team in the goal less draw against defending Champions and one of the tournament’s favorites, Algeria.
Despite the increment in match appearance, no changes were made in the other areas, as earlier released by the government. The Ministry of Finance gave a breakdown of the allowances each player and member of the coaching staff would be entitled to receive in the group and knock-out stages of the tournament.
Winning a match still remains US$ 4,500 for each player whiles $1,500 for a draw. Match appearance fees for the Round of 16, Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Grand Final is also expected to increase from $4,000, $5,000, $8,000 and $10,000 respectively with a winning bonus of $4,000 but it is still unclear what the amount will be. Sierra will face Ivory Coast in their second Group match before taking on Equatorial Guinea in their final match.