Coach Kwesi Appiah receives $70,000 from gov’t as part payment of money owed him

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It has been confirmed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has finally made part payment of salary arrears owed former coach of the Black Stars.

Before he left his role in December 2019, Kwesi Appiah was been owed five months salary which was cumulative $185,000 based on his monthly salary of $35,000.

The amount represents an accumulated two months salary out of five in addition to the winning bonus against Sao Tome and Principe in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Sports Ministry, Kofi Asare Brako in an interview with Ultimate FM in Kumasi.

“The Sports Ministry has been able to pay part of Kwesi Appiah’s salary.”

“The Minister [Isaac Asiamah] was not interested in seeing Ghana being dragged to FIFA over unpaid salary. After the press briefing last two weeks, Hon Asiamah instructed that part of Kwesi Appiah’s salary must be paid.

“The bonuses against South Africa and Sao Tome are also part of the said amount. The money was paid last two weeks.

“This should not have been in the public domain but after BBC spoke to Kwesi Appiah the Ministry felt the public should be made aware.

“We are not blaming the BBC because the interview was filed last two weeks and it was released yesterday,” he said.

He also disclosed that other technical staff who worked with Coach Kwesi Appiah have also been paid.

“Stephen Appiah, Ibrahim Tanko and Richard Kingston were all owed by the Ministry but it was Kwesi Appiah’s own which was made public.

“We have paid all of them at the moment but we have some arrears that we have to still pay,” he added.

 

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