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Technical adviser must not earn more than coach Kwesi Appiah - Pappoe

Published on: 18 August 2014
Kwesi Appiah bags $25,000 net salary in new Black Stars deal

Ghana FA Executive Committee member Fred Pappoe says it will make no sense for the newly appointed technical adviser of the Black Stars to earn more money than coach Kwesi Appiah.

The GFA is in the process of appointing someone with the requisite skills to assist in the technical direction of the Black Stars as part of reforms being constituted following Ghana’s poor showing at the 2014 World Cup.

One of the main criteria for selecting the technical adviser is his financial expectations.

Many have suggested that the appointee who is likely to be an expatriate would probably earn more than coach Kwesi Appiah.

Appiah currently earns $25,000 net salary but there are thoughts the new appointee's remenumeration will exceed this figure.

But Fred Pappoe who is a member of the three-man search committee for the new technical adviser insists it will be unfair for the new appointee to earn more than the substantive coach.

“I don’t think it makes sense for an adviser to earn more than the coach,” he told Radio Gold.

“I am yet to see an adviser who earns more than the coach so it is something we will be looking at.”

The three-man search committee are expected to complete and forward their work to the Ghana FA’s Executive Committee early this week for further consideration.

The GFA looks to announce the appointment by the end of the week before preparations begin towards next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda and Togo.


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  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    August 18, 2014 09:29 pm
    Have these GFA people being smoking "wee" or what? You have AA telling you point blank that he can't cope with the technicalities of the game or that he is not up to the job and you still tolerate his appointment as "head coach" of the Black Stars??? If the GFA does not know, THE MAJORITY OF THE PLAYING BODY LAUGH AT AA, BECAUSE THESE PLAYERS ARE USED TO BETTER TRAINING AND TAATICAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR COACHES AT CLUB LEVEL!!! If it is true that AA himself asked for the technical help, then it simlpy means he is admitting to his adequate knowledge of coaching and as such not up to the task which has been put on his shpulders! Why is GFA complicating matters by causing finanacial loss to the nation by this appointment of a technical director who is there only to assist AA! Does this also mean his assistant Konadu also lack the knowhow??? Is the GFA trying to cover up its incompetence in appointing clueless coaches to take charge of the Black Stars??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE GFA , DOES IT COMPRISE OF ONLY CLUELESS PEOPLE OR ARE THEY PLAYING "TUNTUMI BEDI KOKOO"??? EITHER AA IS NOT UP TO THE JOB AND AS SUCH MUST BE FIRED OR HE IS QUALIFIED TO DO THE JOB AND AS SUCH MUST BE MAINTAINED WITH NO TECHNICAL "APLANKE" TO DO HIS TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL JOB FOR HIM!!! AS IT STANDS NOW NONE OF THE PLAYERS WHO WENT TO BRAZIL (EXCEPT THOSE WHO WERE DONE A FAVOUR BY AA) TAKE AA SERIOUS, BECAUSE THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED HIS INCOMPETENCE "FILII FILIII"!