A former vice-chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Joseph Ade Coker has opined that it is a mismatch for the head coach of the Black Stars team to earn more in wages at the end of the month than President Nana Addo.
In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, the salary of the national team coach has come to the fore as a result of attempts by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to make him accept a pay cut of 40%.
While some people have backed Coach C.K Akonnor to stand firm and reject the pay cut, Joseph Ade Coker has called for the salary of the gaffer to be critically looked at.
According to him, it is irrational for the senior national team head coach to be earning more at the end of the month than President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“If the President of Ghana is getting 20,000 Ghana Cedis at the end of the month, why must a local Ghanaian coach with the white man’s certificate receive 25,000 dollars. It is, therefore, irrational for the Black Stars coach to receive more salary than the President of Ghana”, the former GFA vice-chair said in an interview with Accra-based Angel FM.
Mr. Ade Coker further shared that the country must stop paying huge sums of money to coaches and players and rather invest in other areas of the sport.
“In terms of trophies what is there to show? It is therefore a mismatch. I would suggest that our resources are spread across the sporting field which we can benefit from”, the added.