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Unpaid salaries: Black Stars coach Akonnor gets two months arrears for Christmas

Coach CK Akonnor finally received the first two of his unpaid salary entitlement as head coach of the Ghana senior national team from the Ministry of Sports just before Christmas, it has emerged.

The Black Stars trainer had gone unpaid since assuming duties in January this year.

Earlier in September, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, in an interview, disclosed that the delay had been due to financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and went on to claim that “the coach has agreed in principle to accept a salary cut.”

But any action of payment delayed until December.

“CK [Akonnor] has been paid two months. He received it before Christmas and would have another two months next week [in the new year]. That’s what we’ve been told by the Sports Ministry.

“The Ministry had hoped to clear six months of the arrears but unfortunately it seems they were overstretched hence paying the two months for the time being,” Henry Asante, the Communications Director for the Ghana Football Association disclosed on Kessben FM Tuesday.

CK Akonnor is reportedly on a $25,000-a-month salary as Black Stars coach.



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