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The Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, the Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku, and the Chairperson of the Black Queens Management Committee, Gifty Oware-Mensah, visited the team in camp on Wednesday night.

Their visit to the team's hotel came after facing public criticism following the non-payment of owed bonuses to the Black Queens.

Since receiving payments for the first round of the Olympic Games qualifier against Guinea, Nora Hauptle's women have yet to get their deserved dues from the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the subsequent three qualifiers they have played.

Bonuses for games against Benin, Rwanda and Namibia (2 Africa Cup of Nations ties and one Olympic Games qualifier) were all yet to be paid as of Wednesday, February 21.

The team had received earlier assurances they were going to be paid their owed bonuses before their crucial game on Friday.

A source close to the team had suggested to Joy Sports there was unrest in camp but there were no attempts to boycott the game.

Following such reports, the Sports Ministry and officials from the Ghana FA moved to the team's camp to have a dialogue with them.

Joy Sports checks also reveal per diems for the Black Queens had been paid for the current camping with the bonuses expected to be paid before Friday's fixture against Zambia.

While Ghana is chasing a first-ever appearance at the Olympic Games, the Copper Queens are hoping to make it back-to-back outings on the stage.

The first leg of the game is scheduled for Friday, February 23, with the return fixture coming off five days later.

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