Soccer News of Thursday, 17 July 2014
As FIFA gets ready to distribute over $400 million to the 32 national federations who took part in the just ended Brazil World Cup tournament, Ghana Premier League side Aduana Stars are to earn close to $30,000 due to the inclusion of goalkeeper Stephen Adams in the Black Stars final squad for the 2014 competition, footy-Ghana.com has deduced.
With the World football governing body earning a near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, clubs who released over 736 players for the World Cup are to get their share of the revenues from the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA set aside $70 million to distribute at a rate of $2,800 per player per day that each was on World Cup duty. The money is shared between each player's current club and any other he played for in the two previous years during qualification matches.
FIFA paid a rate of $1,600 per player per day after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
At Brazil 2014, Ghana played their opening game against the U.S.A on June 16 and their final group game against Portugal on June 26 – by calculation, spent ten days in competition.
Stephen Adams has been with the Dormaa-based club for the past 5years and by deduction, been playing for the former Ghanaian Champions in the two previous years during qualification matches – as directed by FIFA.
Aduana Stars by this will alone receive $28,000 as a result of the shot-stopper’s inclusion in Ghana’s final squad at the Brazil World Cup.
Meanwhile, managers of Aduana Stars have confirmed to footy-Ghana.com that Adams will most likely leave the club during the summer transfer window. Though local giants Accra Hearts of Oak are reported to be keen on his services, the 2014 CHAN hero is expected to join a foreign club.