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Sports News of Tuesday, 14 September 2021

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Source: ghanasoccernet.com

2021-09-14

CK Akonnor

Charles Akonnor will seek compensation from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after he was sacked as Black Stars coach.

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The GFA announced the termination of Akonnor’s contract as well as his assistants David Duncan and Dutchman Patrick Greveraars on Monday evening.

Akonnor signed a two-year $25,000 a month contract to take charge of the Black Stars in January 2020.

And since he has been in charge for 20 months, the former Ghana captain deserves four months salary compensation.

That money is expected to be paid to him by the government through the Sports Ministry since they are in charge of the Black Stars coach’s salary.

But Akonnor would receive more because he is owed several months, as revealed by Sports Minister in late August.

“Let’s be unclear; the impression should not be created as if Akonnor has not been paid anything in the last 7 months,” he told Citi Sports.

“When I took office, Akonnor was already owed several months of salary. So I called him into a meeting and assured him that I would make sure his monthly salary is paid from that point onwards.

“And that is exactly what we have done. We have paid him every single month since I came to office. In fact, we have paid him for seven months even though I have only been in office for 6 months. So I’m also taking steps to clear his arrears.

“Let’s not make it appear as if when I came to office, he has not been paid anything,” the Member of Parliament for Yagaba Kubori Constituency said.

Akonnor was in charge of 10 games and recorded just four victories, lost four and drew two.

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