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Sports News of Thursday, 21 May 2020


Kwasi Appiah is not the only person owed by GFA - Kurt Okraku

GFA President,Kurt E.S Okraku play videoGFA President,Kurt E.S Okraku

Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku has revealed that coach James Kwasi Appiah is not the only person who has salaries arrears with this the association and for that matter the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Coach Kwasi Appiah has been in the news for the past weeks demanding his unpaid salaries which he says is $185,000 from the GFA.

Kurt who was responding to the issue in an interview with GhanaWeb's editor Daniel Oduro on Sports Check said it was unfortunate that the issue is being played in the media when it could have been solved amicably.

"It’s most unfortunate honestly speaking; I would not want the FA or for that matter the government to come into the public space in that manner."

"Indeed we initiated the processes, everybody knows including Kwasi Appiah the processes that are involved.

"He knows the FA engaged him but the FA doesn’t pay his salaries, it’s the ministry of youth and sports that’s is responsible for the payment of salaries of all of our national team coaches and they do it via the sponsorship from GNPC so it’s a bit of a like triangle. So there are processes one has to go through, at times it delays and at times it does end quickly.

"Unfortunately, he went public, but it’s his singular prerogative and let me say it’s not only Kwasi Appiah who is owed, Stephen Appiah is owed, Richard Olele Kingston is owed too and even Avram Grant was owed but it has been cleared," he concluded.