Sports News Tue, 30 Sep 2008
European Coach - $45,000/mth, Ghanaian coach -$3,000/mth
Storm Brews Over Kwasi Appiah's SalaryBlack Stars assistant coach Kwesi Appiah and Ghana Football Association officials were locked in meetings all Tuesday as they try to come to an agreement over the salary of the coach.
Appiah has been assistant coach of the senior national team since the Nations Cup ended but is yet to agree a formal deal with the Ghana Football Association as the two go back and forth on how much the ex-Black Stars captain should earn.
Appiah is demanding a 6,000 dollar salary but the Ministry of Sports which will bear the cost say he can only afford 3000 dollars a month.
The issue seems to have died down until last week when deputy Sports Minister Osei Bonsu Amoah told Peace FM that Appiah must accept the 3000 dollars or look elsewhere.
The statement has led to massive criticism of the ministry with veteran sports journalist and television anchor Kwabena Yeboah leading the campaign.
"I cannot understand why this has become such a big deal," he told KickOffGhana.com.
"We pay the head coach 45,000 dollars and his assistant wants 6,000 and it is such a big deal. And yet this is a country that paid a foreign assistant 10,000 dollars in the past. It is not only unfair but a bad statement for indigenous coaches."