THE Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, has given the assurance that the ministry will settle salary arrears owed ex-Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah., Isaac Asiamah, has given the assurance that the ministry will settle salary arrears owed ex-Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah.
The former national team coach has been demanding the payment of outstanding salary arrears and bonuses totalling $185,000 owed by the Ghana FA.
The ex-international, who left his post as Black Stars coach back in December 2019 upon the expiration of his 2-year contract, threatened to drag the Ghana Football Association to international body FIFA if the quoted amount was not paid.
The Sports Minister gave the assurance at a press briefing on the recent easing of restriction on sporting activities imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
”It will be wrong to state that we don’t want to pay him because we have supported him right from the start of his contract.”
”We paid all his two-year salaries and bonuses before the extension of his contract and that is how come we owe him.
”I can assure you that we will pay him his due for all the good work he had done for our dear nation,” Mr Asiamah said at a press conference.
Appiah coached Ghana from 2017 to December 2019 when his contract expired.