Almost a month after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, one of Ghana’s foreign assistant coaches hired especially for the tournament still finds himself in the country’s capital Accra waiting for his remuneration.
Gerard Nus, from Spain, worked with then Black Stars head coach Avram Grant during the three-week competition in Gabon, which ended on February 5, after which he returned to Ghana to claim his pay from the country’s football association before an eventual departure to Europe.
Unfortunately, he is still waiting to be paid and his hotel bills are mounting, on the shoulders of the Ghanaian authorities.
Goal’s checks reveal that daily fees for his accommodation and feeding sum up to Gh¢ 930 ($197), which has now reached Gh¢ 22,320 ($4,736) since he checked in early last month.
According to reports, the Spaniard had been told by the Ghana FA to return to his base in Spain that all owed funds would be wired to him soon. However, bitter past experiences have forced him to spurn such instructions and stay put until his cashes his money.
Nus and a couple other expatriates who earlier worked with the Black Stars are yet to be paid for services rendered during the 2017 Afcon qualifier against Mauritius in June 2015, Goal can confirm.
For his engagement in Ghana’s 1-0 away win over Rwanda in the 2017 Afcon qualifier back in September 2015, no pay yet from the football body, according Goal’s investigation.
Now, how much would be his hotel bills by the time the authorities decide to clear his debts?