Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah says the government of Ghana and his ministry remains committed to fulfilling all of its commitments to former Black Stars coach James Kwasi Appiah.
Speaking at a Ministers press briefing this morning, the minister said contrary to certain impressions that the ministry has been unfair towards the former national team head coach, the ministry has a lot of respect for the ex-coach and will ensure that all emoluments owed him by the state are paid him in due time.
“I can assure the nation that gradually we shall pay Akwasi Appiah all his entitlements. We love him as a Ghanaian, he is one of our own and we cannot do anything against coach Kwasi Appiah,” the minister said.
Months after his contract with the Ministry of Sports ended in December last year, James Kwasi Appiah is yet to be paid some $185,000 in salary arrears owed him by the Ministry of Youth of Sports and the Ghana Football Association who contracted him as Black Stars coach on behalf of the state.
Kwasi Appiah has over the period expressed unhappiness about the situation with a close ally of his, Asante Fokou, revealing that the ex-black stars head coach will go as far as reporting the GFA and the Sports Ministry to world football governing body, FIFA to ensure his due is paid him.