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CK Akonnor is owed $220,000 – Sports Ministry clarifies

Sports Ministry clarifies amount owed CK Akonnor

The Youth and Sports Ministry has issued a statement, clarifying the amount owed CK Akonnor for his service as Black Stars head coach.

Akonnor was dismissed as Black Stars coach in September 2021 following a run of unconvincing results from the team.

He was replaced by Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac who was also later sacked after supervising a disappointing AFCON campaign in Cameroon.

Since his dismissal, the former Asante Kotoko tactician has not been paid fully for his service.

Speaking at a press briefing, Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif stated that Akonnor was given $100,000 immediately after his sacking as head coach of the Ghana senior male national team.

“We still owe Milovan [Rajevac],” said the Minister at a press briefing last week in Accra.

“All of C.K and Milovan, once their contract was terminated, we sat with them, negotiated their exit and C.K was paid $100,000 immediately after the negotiation same as Milovan.”

However,the former Asante Kotoko tactician has rebuffed the claims, stating that the money he received was not $100,000.

“I never received the kind of money the minister mentioned. I don’t want to put out how much they paid me but it was not $100,000 as the minister said,” Akonnor told Graphic Sports.

“My contract is still with the FA and if he likes he can go and check the agreement we had and see before making the claim and he will know that he is wrong,” Akonnor stated.

READ;I was never given $100,000 after my dismissal as Black Stars coach – CK Akonnor

In a statement to clarify the payment transactions, the Sports Ministry has disclosed that amount owing the former Black Stars gaffer is $220,000 with $508,108.12 paid to him which was in batches.

The Ministry says due to financial constraints, it has not been able to make full payment but there are efforts put in place to settle the former Hearts of Oak tactician.

Read full statement below;

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