19.05.2020 Football News

Call Kofi Asare Brako To Order - Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah Urged

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Call Kofi Asare Brako To Order - Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah Urged
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Former FA United Chief Executive Officer, Ransford Antwi, has charged on the Minister for Sports, Mr Kwame Asiamah to call his spokesman, Kofi Asare Brako to order.

The renowned sports broadcaster has consistently made disparaging remarks about former Coach of the Black Stars, James Kwasi Appiah after threatening to drag the Ghana Football Association (FIFA) if his five months salary arrears is not paid.

Appiah left as Ghana coach in December 2019 After the GFA decided not to award the 60-year-old a new contract.

According to Mr Antwi, the Ministry of Sports and the GFA have failed woefully in their response to a legitimate payment demand Mr Appiah who served his nation wholeheartedly.

Kofi Asare Brako is the aide to Mr Asiamah and the spokesperson for the Youth and Sports Ministry.

”Indeed, if the FA thought they were not responsible for the payment of the Coach’s salaries, what stopped them from simply acknowledging receipt of his letter and assuring him that it would be forwarded to the appropriate quarters for action,” he said on Sunyani-based Suncity Radio.

”What also prevented the Ministry from clarifying that its attention had been drawn to the matter and that it was taking steps to effect payment or otherwise? On whether he thought the Minister is in support of the utterances of Asare Brako, he retorted that if the Minister was not in support, why this deafening silence of his parts,”

Mr Antwi is disgusted at the suggestion by the spokesperson to the effect that the nation did Kwasi Appiah a favour by employing him and questioned the rationale for extending his contract with enhanced remunerations when they knew he was not qualified for the job.

He warned against these delay antics to pay him as their actions are dragging the names of the FA, the Ministry and the Presidency into serious disrepute.

Before exiting, the nation’s football governing body owed him an amount of $185,000.

Appiah, through his solicitors, have served the Ghana FA a reminder to settle him.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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