By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Kwame Asiamah has spilled the beans on the brouhaha surrounding the contractual agreement of Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistants – Ibrahim Tanko and Maxwell Konadu.

There’s been lots of hullabaloo in the media space for the past three weeks that the two assistant coaches have not signed any official contract but Hon. Isaac Asiamah refuted the claims on Thursday, July 27 when speaking to an Accra based Asempa [94.7] FM in an interview:

“The issue about how much each coach was going to receive as salary was agreed upon before they even started work.”

“It was agreed that the head [Kwesi Appiah] was going to take $35000 whiles the two assistants were going to take $5000 each so it’s surprising at times to hear in the media that our assistant coaches are unaware about how much they are to receive as salary.

Technical staff of the Ghana Black Stars
Technical staff of the Ghana Black Stars
According to the Atwima Mponua Constituency MP [Isaac Asiamah] who entered Parliament in January 2005 at age 29, it’ll be an indictment on any coach to go to the media to make such claims having already been captured in a contractual agreement.

“It’s an indictment on anyone to say that he’s not aware of the situation because we are all captured in the contract agreement, so you don’t start the job only to run to the media to lament,” Hon. Asiamah said.

Isaac Asiamah [42] further reiterated that the coaches benefit from other areas apart from their monthly salaries.

“They also take bonus, allowance, and per diems anytime the Black Stars engage in any assignment. For instance, the ministry paid them for the two international friendly matches the Black Stars played recently in the US,” the minister added.