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‘The GFA does not owe coach Kwesi Appiah, I expect him to know better’ – Henry Asante Twum

Henry Asante Twum, Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has stated emphatically clear that the football Association does not owe coach Kwesi Appiah any money but is rather the Government of Ghana.

The out-gone Black Stars head coach just last week launched a legal battle against the GFA demanding for his unpaid salaries and bonuses during his second spell with the senior national team, Black Stars.

The ex Al Khartoum gaffer was earning $35,000 per month and according to him, his salary hasn’t been settled for five months from August to December 2019 summing it up to $175,000. Also, he’s requesting for his $10,000 unpaid bonuses totalling everything to $185,000.

Coach Kwesi Appiah despite filing a case has given the Ghana FA a week ultimatum to settle his salary arrears or he will be presenting the case before FIFA.

However, the mouthpiece of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum has stated Coach Kwesi Appiah has been in and out of the Black Stars for so many years so he expect him to know better. According to him, the GFA is the employers of coaches into the various national teams but their salaries are paid by the state. He told BBC;

“The GFA does not pay the coach – it’s the state that pays the coach.

“The GFA is the employer of the head coach of the national team but his salary is paid by the state. He [Appiah] wrote to the GFA [demanding his outstanding salaries and bonuses] and we forwarded his letter to the [sports] ministry.

“It is the ministry that must pay him, not the GFA. Kwasi Appiah has been in and out of the Black Stars for so many years and he knows that it is not the FA that pays him.

“It’s very strange to read what is going round because it’s not the FA that pays the head coach of Black Stars, it is the Government of Ghana. That has been the constitution. The Government owes him.”

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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