Sports Ministry settles unpaid salary arrears of ex-Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah

Former Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah

Former Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah has received full payments of his salary arrears owed after his second spell as the senior national team’s head coach.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) is reported to have credited his account with an amount of GH¢593,000 – representing the three months salary arrears owed him.

The experienced gaffer was relieved of his post as the Ghana national team head coach by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) when his 2 years contract run out at the end of December 2019.

The coach, through his solicitors, has since battled the ministry over the settlement of his three-month salary arrears and the terms of payment.

The payment of the salary arrears was initially held back after Appiah is said to have rejected payment in cedis and insisted on being paid in dollars per his employment contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), but after further negotiations, the former coach softened his stance on the terms of payment and accepted to be paid the cedi equivalent of his outstanding salary of $105,000.

The Ministry under new Minister Hon. Mustapha Ussif, also made good on its promise to pay the current Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, and his assistant, David Duncan, part of their salary arrears, with Akonnor reportedly paid GH¢593,000 as salary arrears for five months.

It was a relief for coach Akonnor and his assistant, who had been working many months without receiving remuneration.

 

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