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CK Akonnor refutes Sports Minister’s claim of receiving $100k

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Former Black Stars coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has refuted claims made by Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif that he was given $100,000 after being dismissed.

Akonnor parted ways with the Black Stars in September 2021 following a run of unimpressive results from matches that put Ghana’s World Cup qualification chances in danger.

He was replaced with Serbian tactician Milovan Rajevac who made his return to the team after a remarkable stint which saw Ghana reach the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup which was held in South Africa.

After two years of Akonnor’s departure, there were claims that a combined arrears of seven months were yet to be paid to the former Asante Kotoko coach which the Sports Minister had admitted last week.

The minister however stated that $100,000 was paid to both Akonnor and Rajevac which was followed with a promise of paying their arrears.

”Both CK and Milovan, once their contracts were terminated, we sat with them and negotiated their exit and C.K. was paid $100,000 immediately after the negotiation, same as Milovan.

”We still owe both of them and we have a payment schedule which I admit we have not followed because of constraint of funds. As and when we get funds we will pay the two coaches,” Ussif stated at a press briefing last week.

Contrary to the alleged amount paid, Akonnor says he never received the said amount adding that his agreement with the football association was not followed.

”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,” he added.

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