The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has cleared the air over its delay to the paid the salaries and bonuses of former Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah.
Appiah, 61, who was on a $35,000 monthly salary is demanding for full payment from August to December 2019 plus month winning bonus of $10,000.
Kwasi Appiah has recently been very vocal on the situation, threatening to drag the matter to FIFA should incase he doesn’t receive remittance within the next 7 days.
The former former Al Khartoum, however, is planning to drag the FA to the FIFA should they fail to meet his deadline indicated in the letter sent to the FA.
But Communication Director of the FA, Henry Asante Twum,has shed light on the situation. He stated emphatically that it is not the responsibility of the FA to pay the coach, but the state.
“The GFA does not pay the coach – it’s the state that pays the coach,” Twum told the BBC.
“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.”