The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Asiamah in a media briefing today has assure ex Black Stars James Akwesi Appiah that his outstanding five months salary will be paid as soon as possible.
The minister stated that the government has a lot of respect for the coach as countryman and will pay him gradually just as Avram Grant.
“Kwesi Appiah has done a lot for mother Ghana, I have huge respect for him. As a minister, we paid him everything for the two years, it was the contract extension that we owe him. We owed Avram Grant, gradually we shall pay him all his entitlement, he’s our own, he’s a gentleman, we all respect him” – Sports Minister on unpaid arrears to Kwesi Appiah.
“Kwasi Appiah has done a lots for Ghana and I have huge respect for him. We [Sports Ministry] through the GFA contacted him, gave him an appointment with our full support.
“In all the assignments he has engaged in, I have been given him my support. We gave him a contract of two years and we don’t owe him even a pesewa but his contract extension that’s what we are owing him and it’s about three months. He has not been disrespected. We gave him the needed respect.
“When I became the Minister, we were owing coach Avram Grant but we solved the issue and paid him off. Gradually, I can assure you that we will pay Kwasi Appiah all his arrears. We love him as a Ghanaian and have nothing against him”, Hon. Asiamah added.
Akwesi Appiah’s contract with the Ghana Football Association came to an at the beginning of 2020 and was not extended, as the association seeks for a new football direction.