Former Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed that the chairman of the now defunct Normalisation Committee wanted to reduce his salary when he was the Black Stars coach.
Appiah led the national team on two occasions. He was in charge of Ghana’s 2014 World Cup campaign and the 2019 AFCON campaigns.
There were numerous reports of conflicts between Appiah and Amoah during his second stint.
“He threatened to sack me but I told him I am not afraid of being sacked. Those threats, I have heard them several times but I’m not the type that those threats get to me,” Appiah told Joy News.
“He had a conversation with me about my contract and he was thinking of reducing my salary, but I told him look, you can’t reduce my salary, then he should take the job.
“He thought I didn’t deserve the [$35,000] salary I was on and when you do that, you are disrespecting whoever you are dealing with.
“His posture even showed that he had no respect,” he noted.
“If it was white guy in charge of the team, or the one who was there before [Avram Grant], we were paying more than $50,000, would he have done that?
“Is it because I am a Ghanaian, I don’t deserve to be paid well? I even said if you are reducing my salary to give it to my assistants, I will be fine with it, but not to just reduce it, that I won’t accept.
“He should take the job,” he said.
Appiah has applied for the vacant head coach role of the senior national team again.