The Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah is set to appear before Parliament today to answer questions on the performance of the Black Stars at the just-ended 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Mr Asiamah is also expected to respond to queries from Members of Parliament about the team’s budget for the competition.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, announced last Friday that the Minister would address concerns about the Black Stars’ early exit from the AFCON on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
With the Minister failing to appear before the House yesterday, it is widely expected that he will face the MPs later today.
A number of issues have been raised about the budget for the senior national team’s accounts for the continental showpiece with a number of figures, including as much as $15m, being mentioned.
Mr. Asiamah is expected to provide some clarity on exactly how much was allocated to the team and how much was spent at the tournament, with the Black Stars crashing out earlier than many had expected.
Speculation has been rife since the end of the AFCON, which was eventually won by Algeria, that a number of fans and journalists were flown to Egypt by the government.
Citi Sports also understands that despite the Black Stars’ early return, a number of those supporters and journalists were forced to remain in Cairo as their return tickets were only viable after the tournament ended.
He will also touch on the team’s early exit and factors that might have contributed to it.
The Black Stars finished top of their group at the AFCON drawing their first two games against Benin and Cameroon before a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau set up a Round of 16 tie against Tunisia.
After a 1-1 draw in regulation time, the game remained tied after extra-time and went on to penalties, where Tunisia prevailed.