Akonnor, Duncan demand $275,000 salary arrears

Two years after former Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor and his assistant, David Duncan, were relieved of their posts, they are still yet to receive their outstanding salaries totalling $275,000.

The former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko gaffer was engaged by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in 2020 on a two-year contract which was terminated four months before its expiration.

Sources close to Coach Akonnor told Graphic Sports last Friday that Coach Akonnor was still grappling with salary arrears, and every effort to retrieve it had proved futile.

The GFA is believed to be owing its former employee about $275,000 in unpaid salaries.

Graphic Sports investigations indicate that the GFA signed an agreement with the 47-year-old coach to be paid $25,000 monthly when he took over the Black Stars in January 2020.

Per the contract, the coach was entitled to his full salary in the event that he was dismissed before his contract expired.

Unfortunately, Coach Akonnor is still owed seven months’ salary estimated at $175,000, together with the remaining four months he was supposed to have served which amounts to $100,000.

The source bemoaned the poor treatment being meted out to the two local coaches who have virtually been left to beg for what they worked for, while an expatriate coach who succeeded him but was axed afterwards early last year has been compensated.

“I am aware Milovan Rajevac who took over from Coach Akonnor but was sacked after his disastrous campaign at the last AFCON was paid all his entitlements before leaving the country.

“How can we be so cruel to our own people? It is not as if the coach is begging for some money but he is only demanding what is due him but look at how he is being treated.

“I don’t think it is fair and the authorities must intervene to avoid any future embarrassment”, he bemoaned.

It is believed that Coach Duncan was also on a $10,000 monthly salary, which is in arrears for four months, aside  other benefits.

SOURCE: GraphicOnline

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