The Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Isaac Asiamah has confirmed that Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah has received $150,000 as part payment of his signing on fee as Black Stars Coach.
The former captain of the National side was reappointed as Black Stars Coach after a two-year spell at Sudanese Club Al Khartoum.
Kwasi Appia, who is believed to be on a $40,000 monthly salary had not been paid since he was assigned the Black Stars job.
According to the Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, the Coach have been given part payment of the $250,000.
“The board of GNPC is now in place and they will meet to discuss the Black Stars and advance some money to us. We are also looking at GNPC dealing with the ministry and the Black Stars and no longer the FA,” he said .
GNPC, who are the headline sponsors of the Black Stars, are by their sponsorship contract with the Ghana Football Association, expected to pay the salaries of coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistants, but an impasse between high profile persons in Ghana’s Parliament, GNPC and the GFA, has led to delays in paying all the technical team members of the senior national team.
Appiah, who was appointed coach of the senior national team in April and started work on May 1, has not received any form of remuneration or salary.
The same applies to the like of Stephen Appiah, Ibrahim Tanko, and Maxwell Konadu, who are all part of Kwesi Appiah’s backroom staff.
The GFA has responded to queries about the situation by stating that payment of the coaches’ salary is the duty of GNPC/Sports Ministry.