By Alex Osei-Boateng
ACCRA, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Players of Ghana's senior national female soccer team, the Black Queens, on Thursday hit the streets of the capital to demand payment of outstanding bonuses.
The protest is to compel the Sports Ministry to honor its promises after the team placed third at the recently held 2017 Africa Women's Championship in Cameroon.
The players are owed several thousands of U.S. dollars in bonuses.
Brandishing placards some of which "We need our money", "Stop the discrimination", and "Honor your heroes", the female players marched to the offices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to meet the minister, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye.
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi succeeded in convincing the players against demonstrating on Wednesday as they awaited government to fulfill its promises.
Last year, Ghana Black Stars Skipper Asamoah Gyan came to the rescue of the ladies when he donated 10,000 dollars to them after he was made aware of the financial difficulties facing the team.
Reports however say the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has ordered the payment of the money to the players and technical team by the close of the week.