Akufo-Addo gifts GH¢30K to Abdulai Mukarama for World Cup heroics
Sports Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah presented a cheque of GH¢30,000 to Black Maidens and Queens striker Abdulai Mukarama on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo for her sterling performance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Uruguay last year.
The Northern Ladies forward paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Thursday to present her Golden Boot and Adidas Bronze Ball to him.
Mukarama led Ghana to the quarter finals of the tournament, where she scored seven goals before the team painfully lost to eventual finalist Mexico on penalties.
Despite coming home early, Mukarama managed to grab the bronze ball award given to the tournament’s third best player.
Though it is a team sport, the Minister believes the gesture will motivate other players to strive for the best in a bid to win laurels for the country.