Black Stars head coach C.K Akonnor has verbally agreed to a salary slash due to the Covid – 19 pandemic, this is according to Ministry of Youth and Sports.
He has been informed that due to strained finances the Ministry cannot remunerate him fully.
Akonnor took charge of the Black Stars in January 2020 on a $25,000 monthly salary but has yet to be paid any money for his services.
However, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah says Akonnor is already on the same page with the Ministry after initial talks were held.
“Regarding the CK Akonnor situation the truth is we have already engaged the GFA on the matter.
We are in the Covid period and can’t pay him the full amount of his salary.
It is not possible.
We are negotiating for a whether it will be a 40, 50 or 60 percent payment of the contract.
When I first mentioned the matter to CK Akonnor he was receptive because he is a Ghanaian and knows the current situation.
All that is left is for the FA to agree a figure.
CK Akonnor has told me that he understands the current state of affairs and has accepted the slash in salary.
He has accepted that he cannot be paid in full,” he disclosed on Adom Tv’s Fire for Fire.
Akonnor is yet to oversee his first official game as Black Stars head coach.