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Black Stars: Gov’t settles Gerard Nus, other backroom staff to be paid later

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Spaniard Gerard Nus has finally received monies due him from the Ghana government with regards to his services for the Black Stars at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nus worked as one of the assistants in the Ghana backroom during former coach Avram Grant’s reign especially during tournaments.

Upon returning from the Nations Cup, he decided to stage a sit-down protest at the Alisa Hotel in Accra where he lodged after it emerged the bonuses and allowances due him and the entire backroom aside the head coach was going to be paid at a later date.

Nus together with physical trainer Jamie Lawrence initially staged the protest as they felt unfairly treated but the latter had to give in and leave to attend some pressing issues in England.

“Government has redeemed itself with regards to the money owed Gerard Nus. He took his cheque last week,” spokesperson for the Youth and Sports Ministry, Elvis Adjei Baah confirmed to starrsportsgh.com Wednesday.

Though both parties remain tight-lipped on the specific amount which is a “flat rate amount” per a paper presented by the Ghana FA to the Sports Ministry, it is understood to be in the region of $10,000 to $15,000.

The Sports Ministry further clarified the decision to pay Gerard Nus alone but due to the peculiar nature of his case.

“It has been in the works for some time now to settle all the members of the technical team but yet to be completed.

“With the attention Gerard Nus’ situation was generating, we deemed it necessary to clear his matter with urgency while working to pay off the rest of the technical team as soon as possible.

“This is not to say we are discriminating against them. Very soon, government will release some money to the Ministry and their allocation will be settled,” Adjei Baah assured.

Starrsportsgh.com can also reveal that the money was paid into the Spaniard’s cedi account which was created for him upon taking up his role with the Ghana FA years ago.

The Ghana FA will however have to settle the Alisa Hotel bills of Gerard Nus over the past weeks, we understand.

 

Source: starrsportsgh.com

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