- Kwasi Appiah was on a $20,000 winning bonus as Black Stars coach
- The GFA legacy debt document has also revealed that the players took $10,000 as winning bonus instead of the $5,000 that officialdom made Ghanaians to believe
- Kwasi Appiah is owed $180,000 as salary and winning bonuses
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It has emerged that former Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah was taking $20,000 as winning bonus per match.
According to Joy Sports, a document they have in their possession indicates that Kwasi Appiah was owed four months' salaries and winning bonuses of two matches.
The Ghana Football Association legacy debt document stated that Kwasi Appiah’s salary per month was $35,000 and $20,000 winning bonus making a total of $180,000.
The GFA thus owed the former gaffer $180,000.
The said document also revealed the players of the senior national team were taking a $10,000 winning bonus contrary to claims that they take $5,000.
Joy Sports checks disclosed that coach of the senior national team takes twice the winning bonus of players, as has been standard practice for many years, and this document has shed light on the constant denials by authorities that players are not paid $10,000 per a match.
It would be recalled that the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, announced a reduction of the bonuses of players by 50% during the 2017 AFCON in Gabon. At the time, the agreement was to pay the players $10,000 per win.
Media reports in March 2019 said the $10,000 was restored for AFCON 2019 in Egypt, but deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto, in an interview with Asempa FM denied the reports, saying at the time:
“We have not increased or slashed the winning bonus for the Black Stars players. The winning bonus is still $5000.”
But the GFA legacy debt document clearly shows that the match-winning bonus for the team in their 2021 AFCON qualifiers against South Africa and Sào Tomé and Principé stood at $10,000 for the players and $20,000 for the coach.
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