Charles Akonnor has not been given a contract engaging his services to lead the Black Stars by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Joy Sports can confirm.
Akonnor has also not received any salary despite working for nearly two months. He has followed up on the contract several times to no avail.
The GFA announced the former Kotoko and Hearts coach as the successor of Kwasi Appiah in January this year, after dissolving the previous technical team.
The duration of his engagement was not made public, but Joy Sports can report it would be a two-year contract with a salary of about $35,000 a month.
Akonnor has started work in earnest, attending the 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw in Egypt before proceeding to Europe to monitor Ghanaian players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Last week, he announced a 23-man squad for the double-header qualifier against Sudan slated for this month, but Joy Sports understands he is yet to be officially handed a working contract – and he could lead the team against the Falcons of Jediane without signing the legal working document.
Joy Sports can also report that the coaches of the seven other national teams have also not been given contracts nor received any payment since their appointment.
The FA set up a five-member committee headed by Vice President, Mark Addo tasked with the responsibility of advising the GFA on the possible ’emoluments and rewards for players and technical team members.’
The Committee was given a three-month period to submit their report. Sources within the Committee told Joy Sports they are working to meet the deadline.