It is unclear if the Sports Ministry has started processing the severance package, but JoySports understand it should be paid within this month.

The Ghana FA and CK Akonnor have exchanged letters following his sacking last month, but the content of the letters is not yet known to JoySports, but sources tell us the FA has acknowledged receipt of a letter from Akonnor.

Before the termination of Akonnor’s contract, he was owed about $425,000, but a cheque of $50,000, representing two months of his arrears was signed to be delivered before the national team’s trip to South Africa for the second game of the World Cup qualifying series.

Sources tell JoySports the cheque was delivered.

The Sports Ministry has taken the initiative of paying Akonnor two months’ arrears every month, to ensure it is cleared within the shortest possible time.

JoySports understand another cheque of $50,000 could be ready by the end of this month. If this is processed as planned, four months of the former Black Stars’ skipper outstanding salaries would have been settled.

Akonnor was appointed Ghana coach in January 2020 to succeed Kwasi Appiah, and led the Black Stars for 10 matches.

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