Dr Kofi Amoah wanted to reduce my salary – Kwasi Appiah

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Former Black Stars head coach, Kwasi Appiah says his salary as Ghana trainer was to be reduced by now-defunct Normalisation Committee chairman Dr. Kofi Amoah.

The ex-Ghana International who was assistant to Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac from 2009 to 2010 FIFA World Cup, then to Claude Le Roy was appointed coach of the West African Country in 2013 where he qualified the team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has disclosed that his return to led his country in 2017 aroused several controversies including his salary.

According to him, Dr. Kofi Amoah wanted to slash off his monthly salary of $35,000.

Aside his, salary Dr. Kofi Amoah threatened to fire him for refusing to invite Sulley Ali Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng among others.

“He threatened to sack me but I told him I am not afraid of being sacked. Those threats, I have heard them several times but I’m not the type that those threats get to me,” Appiah said on Prime Take on Joy News.

“He had a conversation with me about my contract and he was thinking of reducing my salary, but I told him look, you can’t reduce my salary, then he should take the job.

“He thought I didn’t deserve the [$35,000] salary I was on and when you do that, you are disrespecting whoever you are dealing with.

“His posture even showed that he had no respect,” he noted.

Coach Kwasi Appiah questioned Dr Kofi Amoah whether he would have reduced the salary of an expatriate coach handling the Black Stars.

“If it was white guy in charge of the team, or the one who was there before [Avram Grant], we were paying more than $50,000, would he have done that?

“Is it because I am a Ghanaian, I don’t deserve to be paid well? I even said if you are reducing my salary to give it to my assistants, I will be fine with it, but not to just reduce it, that I won’t accept”

“He should take the job,” he said.

Kwasi Appiah after having his contract extended for the 2019 AFCON led the Black Stars to the round of 16 stage after losing to Tunisia via penalty shootout.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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