Finder Sports’ investigations can reveal that lawyers of sacked Black Stars coach, James Kwesi Appiah have decided to drag the Ghana Football Association to the Labour Commission of Ghana in an attempt to force the GFA to pay a compensation package to the ex-Ghana captain for what they describe as ‘wrongful termination of his 2-year contract’ with the Football Association.
Kwesi Appiah is also set to demand for other bonuses/allowances and entitlements which according to the lawyers ‘survived the GFA’s termination of the contract’.
Our sources say the lawyers of Kwesi Appiah have been forced to seek redress from the labour commission because all attempts to settle this ‘dispute ‘amicably have failed.
In a letter written to the GFA and intercepted by Finder Sports, Law Group Solicitors and Barristers, the firm representing Kwesi Appiah has penciled about five items it expects the GFA to fulfill.
These are; outstanding signing on-fee, outstanding salary, performance bonus and allowances for both Kwesi Appiah and his driver.
According to the letter dated September 20 2014, the ex-Ghana coach is demanding an outstanding payment of $106,002.02 which represents part payment of his signing-on fee. The GFA according to the latter have paid only $60,000 out of the $166,002.00 due Kwesi Appiah as signing-on fee.
Kwesi Appiah is also demanding 19,209.60 being 15 days (half month) salary for the month of September. Kwesi Appiah was sacked on the 16th of September, 2014 and believes he deserves to be paid for the two weeks he was in charge of the national team in the month of September.
According to the latter, Kwesi Appiah was paid a monthly salary of $38,419.20 as coach of the Black Stars under the new contract he signed in August.
Kwesi Appiah is also demanding a performance bonus of $20,000 beign his due bonus for winning the 2015 AFCON qualifer against Togo on September 10, 2014. This $20,000 represent double of what players get when they win a competitive game.
Last but not the least, Kwesi Appiah’s lawyers have asked the GFA to make a pronouncement on his rental allowance as well as the allowances of Kwesi Appiah’s official driver.
A portion of the latter written by the lawyers of Kwesi Appiah to the GFA reads “ your letter of termination was silent on the fate of our clients rental allowances as well as his official driver’s allowances. It is our hope that just and good reason will prevail to ensure a mutual settlement of these outstanding payments,” the latter stated.
Source: The Finder