You are here: HomeNews2017 03 27Article 522796

Sports News of Monday, 27 March 2017


How BBC reported Gerard Nus protest

A former member of Ghana's coaching team, Gerard Nus, has ended his sit-in as the football association settled his bonuses.

He has told BBC Sport the matter is now over despite not being paid in full.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) however said it "finally managed to raise the funds to pay all his outstanding bonuses on Saturday."

He had been refusing to leave his Accra hotel since the end of the Africa Cup of Nations in early February.

"Thanks to all people of Ghana. Great memories always from this passionate football country," Nus posted on his Twitter feed.

The Spaniard finally returned home from Ghana on Monday.

"All of this was more about having principles and claiming for the right things more than the money itself," he explained.

"I'm just happy to see my family now."

According to the GFA statement there were disagreements over who should settle payments to the hotel where Nus had been staying.

The situation was resolved between and the hotel on Sunday enabling him to return home.

When Nus started his protest in February the GFA had explained "that at the end of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations the entire technical team could not be paid their bonuses on time because of financial difficulties.

"The GFA engaged the staff to explain the difficulties, urging them to go home and be paid later when the money is available.

"Along with head coach Avram Grant, they all agreed and went home but Nus insisted on staying for as long as it takes to receive his money."