Picture of Ghana's John Boye Kissing Share of $3 Million Bonus Goes Viral

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJune 26, 2014


A picture of Ghana player John Boye, reportedly with his share of a $3 million bonus in cash, has gone viral on the Internet.

Ghana are in disarray after a remarkable 24 hours.

First, reports that the players had demanded their tournament bonus in cash emerged on Wednesday. As per the BBC, a plane was chartered to fly the money in from Africa before another picture emerged of it being taken to the players in convoy:


Here's the $3m cash owed to Ghana's World Cup team, being carried in convoy through Brasilia (Photo via @rede_globo) pic.twitter.com/qGKR4uzsbQ

— BBC Africa (@BBCAfrica) June 26, 2014

Then, earlier on Friday, first-team players Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home from the squad and suspended indefinitely, as per the BBC.

All of this came with the group-defining match against Portugal just hours away. After a creditable 2-2 draw against Germany, a win would give Ghana a chance of progressing to the last 16 of the tournament.

Whether the above picture is genuine—101 Great Goals also has a second image of Boye purportedly with Ghana officials—is yet to be confirmed.

As an image of Ghana's chaotic tournament, however, it is very resonant.

[H/T 101 Great Goals]