Former Black Stars head coach, Charles Akonnor, has denied receiving an amount of $100,000 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports following the termination of his contract in 2021.

At a press briefing, the minister admitted that the state still owed CK Akonnor and Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac, he claimed both were paid $100,000 as part of his exit package.

But in a rebuttal, C.K Akonnor said the minister got it all wrong because he knew exactly how much he was paid.

“We still owe Milovan [Rajevac],” Sports Minster, Mustapha Uusif said at a press briefing.

“All of C.K and Milovan, once their contract was terminated, we sat with them, negotiated their exit and C.K was paid $100,000 immediately after the negotiation same as Milovan.”

However, Akonnor has come out to deny the comments made by Ussif, claiming the exact amount he received was not what was mentioned by the minister.

”I never received the kind of money the minister mentioned. I don’t want to put out how much they paid me but it was not $100,000 as the minister said,” Akonnor told Graphic Sports.

The 47-year-old former 1860 Munich and Wolfsburg midfielder said upon the termination of his contract, he was paid some cedis and was asked to convert it to dollars using the Bank of Ghana rate.

However, even though the rate was much lower than the prevailing market rate at the time, it was nowhere near the amount being quoted by the minister. 

”My contract is still with the FA and if he likes he can go and check the agreement we had and see before making the claim and he will know that he is wrong,” Akonnor stated.

Source: Graphic Sports