Former Black Stars coach – James Kwesi Appiah has expressed his dissatisfaction at the way he is being treated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports with regards to his salary arrears and bonuses.
In an interview with BBC Sport Africa, the former Ghanaian international said the Ministry’s assertion that the coronavirus pandemic has partly contributed to the delay in settling his arrears can not be justifiable while questioning whether they would have done same if he was a white coach:
“I was owed money since August 2019 when there was no Covid-19,” Appiah told BBC Sport Africa. “Would they owe a white coach for 11 months?”
Appiah , whose contract with the Black Stars expired last December compared his situation to his predecessor – Avram Grant.
“(My predecessor) Avram Grant was not owed more than a month when his contract ended.”
He further encouraged the Sports Ministry to put a stop to the practice of late payments.
“It’s not right and should not be encouraged – irrespective of whether (the coach is) local or foreign
Meanwhile, the ministry have made a part payment of US$ 70,000 to Kwesi Appiah and have promised to pay the rest in due course.