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REVEALED: Coach Kwesi Appiah earns $25,000 net salary in signed Black Stars contract extension

Published on: 06 August 2014
Kwesi Appiah bags $25,000 net salary in new Black Stars deal

Kwesi Appiah is earning $25,000 after tax in his new two-year contract extension as coach of the Black Stars, checks have revealed.

The 54-year-old signed the contract extension back in May before leading the Black Stars to a disastrous campaign at the 2014 World Cup.

The improved terms in the two-year deal was reportedly to rake in $36,000 for the former Asante Kotoko defender.

But can confirm that Appiah received a marginal net salary increment from $20,000 to $25,000.

Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and Acting General Secretary Emmanuel Gyimah were signatories on behalf of the association in the two-year deal which was endorsed by the Emergency Committee.

The powerful 22-man Executive Committee of the GFA have however requested for details of the signed agreement for ratification.

Reports are rife Kwesi Appiah will be resigning his post due to a reported imposition of an expatriate technical advisor to supervise his work.

But the former Black Stars captain told he will not quit his job.

Appiah is expected to arrive in the country this weekend to begin preparations for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda and Togo.


This article has 18 comment(s), give your comment
  • Dr Who says:
    August 06, 2014 03:33 pm
    is it not a waste of the tax payers money to pay a coach and a technical advisor?
  • texas says:
    August 06, 2014 03:32 pm
    What ever.....if GFA wants to live in their mess and rot let em do just that.
  • Canadian says:
    August 06, 2014 03:40 pm
    $25000 a month is peanut if you consider AA's job market.However it is a lot of more in the sense of Ghana. Top chief executive don't earn that money a month.The real fact is that AA is not a calibre of The Ghana Black Star coach.Even if he render his service free,it's a no no.The question of one of our own is a silly argument.We need a competent coach to take us forward.Black,green,yellow etc doesn't matter.competency and after two years ,AA has shown nothing but cluelessness.
  • Milky says:
    August 07, 2014 02:08 am
    I am not going to be proud of people simply because he or she is black, white or indigo. I'm only proud of people who are doing things that are good and advancing societies and countries. This mentality is what is messing Africa up. Even those a person might be killing us, wasting our money (something we really dont have much of) and failing miserably at his\her, people will say - let support him\her because he\she is our own. BS. I only support good people. I will never support my own kid if he is failing at running my family business. I will hire someone else who can help the family business grow so that my son and I can continue to make money and leave some for our kids. That how anything should be done. Hire people on their merits not on their skin color/relationship. It will be nice to find a family member or a friend etc who is qualified to do a job but thats usually rare to come by. And Ghana has done just the opposite of that - we hired a guy just because he is one of us. He has shown us how awful he is at coaching and yet we are saying - We should be proud of our own. ****!! Nepotisim is what is killing Africa. Whats wrong with us?!!!
  • Blow says:
    August 07, 2014 02:41 am
    What baffles me is why should a coach sign a contract before a major tourney and were the coin drops is the amount Nyantekyi will receive monthly from Appiah as a kick back.
  • Rasheed says:
    August 07, 2014 01:11 am
    @Kwame,you and who should be proud of wimpy and clueless Appiah.
  • Tex says:
    August 06, 2014 11:28 pm
    EA1us, I've echoed similar statements in previous postings. Blame has to go around from top to bottom. If a team wants to be great they have to look at everything from top to bottom. From the FA to the team cook. It doesn't matter. Not all the blame should go on the's simply ridiculous to over look the faults of the FA, the players, and not just the Coach. Everyone involved in the Blackstars needs to get better!
  • papa says:
    August 06, 2014 08:53 pm
    fantastic conment canadian, we need a competent coach but not akwasi appiah cuz he is killing our old dad and mum cuz of his fake tactice and poor performance in the competion
  • kwame says:
    August 06, 2014 08:28 pm
    AA should stay on.We should be proud of our own
  • Anokwale says:
    August 06, 2014 08:37 pm
    We can all have our different takes on Appiah. I can respect that. I personally think we need to see what happens at AFCON 2015 before getting to high or low on the issue. If the team does not win AFCON 2015 then wholesale changes have to be made. With this short amount of time left before AFCON 2015 it does not make sense to make any drastic moves unless you are going to bring one of the top five coaches in the World who will come to Ghana and select the best Ghanaian players on the planet and have them come and camp in Ghana and train in Ghana early and often. The reality is that there just is not money and time for that so it is important to work with Appiah and give him the best support possible so that there is cohesion on the team. Let us remember that the European coaches have flopped as well. Remember Leroy in 2008 with the infamous Essien as a center back in the semi-final. At AFCON 2010 and WC 2010 we were a "one goal project". We were fortunate but we cannot really say that we tactically dominated anyone. At AFCON 2012 our Serbian coach could not get us to beat Zambia or even salvage the third place game. I think many Ghanaians forget that the 2010 year was actually not the smoothest in the world. I would say that Asamoah Gyan saved us with spectacular goals here and there but we were not tactically dominant. The truth hurts but it must be told.
  • Voodoo says:
    August 06, 2014 08:05 pm
    Appiah will not achieve anything with black stars. MARK MY WORDS.
  • Joseph Blamo says:
    August 06, 2014 07:15 pm
    I think given him another chance is the right way to go. I think he has learnt a lot with this world cup slumber and the benifit of the daught is that he has the chance once more to get his act together
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 06, 2014 05:34 pm
    No, it is not. Most teams have both. Its like saying its a waste to pay a coach and an assistant coach. Whatever is needed for a technical bench is what you go for. Each team can have a different setup. If a team feels all they need is head coach and not an assistant, then so be it. It will show in their performance eventually. There is an akan proverb: A lot of fish/meat in a soup is not a mess. Adequate help is better than a deficient one.
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 06, 2014 05:44 pm
    We are not putting all the blame on the coach. The fans have called for both the coach and GFA president to step down. This article is about the coach that is why he alone is being talked about here. The mistakes of the coach goes as far back as AFCON 13. His failures are too heavy to keep him as head coach even if you turn a blind eye to the other issues the BS had in Brazil. I for one have looked at the issues very well enough to know that Appiah must go. We can fix all the other issues and KA will still not be able to win AFCON 15. These Serbian coaches that came did well in two yrs while they were with the team. Appiah was assistant for about 6yrs and head coach for about two and still cant do better than these serbians. He knows the GFA and the players inside out and still couldnt do what a stranger did in less of the time he has had with the team. Please, he has to go.
  • EA1us says:
    August 06, 2014 05:03 pm
    Cont: Yes the coach didn't start some of the best players against U.S, but still look at the roster and tell me why those guys couldn't beat that awful U.S team? The players are also part of the failure and some of them [ players] DIDNITY should be questioned as well. SIMPLY, the fans shouldn't put all the blame on the coach.
  • lion-fire says:
    August 06, 2014 04:35 pm
    All propaganda from nyantakyi and GFA to divert attention from himself
  • EA1us says:
    August 06, 2014 04:39 pm
    I understand most of Ghanaian fans want Appiah to be fired after a big failure in Brazil, but ladies and gentlemen not so fast please. I'm disappointed as well, but let's look deep down to the giant failure in Brazil before making any decision. There are CAUSES and EFFECTS in every failure and I think this time majority of us are looking at the EFFECTS at this moment, whereas the CAUSE is actually to be blamed. The root of the failure in Brazil was caused by GFA financial department and not the coach alone. There's someone who should've sent the player pay cheques or direct deposits on time; just that could've gotten rid of players "boy-cott" in practices and some of them losing their minds. What can a coach do about such reactions? The coach also did some things wrong, but it's the subsequences of the players not getting paid on time, which led to that scenario. How come not even one official in their finacial sector is being looked at? Why isn't anyone
  • texas says:
    August 06, 2014 04:33 pm
    I agree with you Canadian 100%. That is how the useless and clueless GFA supposed to go about this issue, but they aren't.