An aide to the Sports Minister, Kofi Asare Brako says the media should disregard the figures circulating on social media suggesting the government has approved salaries for national team coaches.
“So long as it’s not from the FA, so long as it’s not from the ministry, I can say don’t accept it but if something comes out and it’s from the ministry or the FA then it’s official”, Kofi Asare Brako told FOX FM.
He also added that the Ministry has approved the FA’s proposal and has accepted to pay the national team coaches, but as to the exact amount to be paid is not out yet and will be made known in due time.
“For social media, somebody can write anything and put it out there, so for now let me say we have accepted that we will pay them but as to the nature of the salary, the amount involved wait for a while and will make it known to all Ghanaians when the time comes”, he said.
The speculative figures circulating on social media supposed to be the approved salaries of the national team coaches include $35,000 for the Black Stars head coach CK Akonnor, $10,000 for his assistant David Duncan, $15,000 for the Black Stars B head coach Ibrahim Tanko with $5,000 going to the assistant.
Other figures include a $5,000 salary for the national U23 male team the Black Meteors head coach, $3,000 for the assistant, while $2,000 and $1,500 would be paid to the national U-20 male team the Black Satellites head coach and assistant respectively.
There were other figures for the remaining national teams as well, but the ministry is however yet to announce the official salaries of the various national team coaches.