The Ghana Football Association (GFA) and Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) seem not to be on the same page with regards to the pay cut of the Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor.
In one breath the Sports Ministry is saying they instrcuted Akonnor to a pay cut with while the country’s football governing body is also saying a different thing.
Akonnor who was appointed Ghana coach in January, replacing James Kwasi Appiah is yet to receive his first pay.
Isaac Asiamah, the Minster for Youth and Sports in a recent interview shared that is outfit has instructed the former Ghana international to accept a salary slash.
“I have told the coach [Akonnor] to accept a salary cut in the Covid-19 period before we pay him,” Asiamah told Asempa FM.
“We cannot give him a full salary in the Covid-19 era, and we are waiting for a response from the FA.
“The coach has agreed in principle to accept a salary cut in this Covid-19 era, it’s left with the FA to come out with the modalities for us to pay him.”
But, Prosper Harrison Addo, General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association proclaimed that CK Akonnor willingly agreed to contribute his quota to the nation due to the financial implications of Covid.
“The two (CK Akonnor and David Duncan) agreed during the COVID period that they would like to contribute something, so the Ministry of Youth and Sports also embraced,” Prosper Addo said.
“I personally wanted the two coaches to go out there and say since it was their involvement, willingness to do this so that they would tell the public.”
“I am of the view that some of these things are best left to the people involved.”
CK Akonnor will be playing his first match since being appointed Ghana coach next month. He has named a 23-man squad as the Black Stars lock horns with Mali in an international friendly on October 9 in Turkey.