Gida Sports Sports Ministry clears arrears of Akonnor and Kwesi Appiah

Sports Ministry clears arrears of Akonnor and Kwesi Appiah

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The Youth and Sports Ministry have paid all outstanding payments due to former Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, during his second spell as the senior national team’s head coach.

According to reports, a total amount of GH¢593,000 was transferred to the 60-year-old representing the three-month salary arrears owed him.

The salary arrears was 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.

Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, initiated steps to settle the arrears about two weeks ago.

The ministry held discussions on settling the entire arrears of Appiah but resolved to pay five months of that of CK Akonnor and David Duncan, who are the

current technical handlers of the Black Stars.

Last week the ministry ensured that all outstanding issues with Appiah were settled almost 15 months after the GFA refused to renew his $35,000-a-month job after his two-year contract expired.

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