The Ministry of Youth and Sports has lost over $4000 in hotel fees due to their delay in paying former Black Stars assistant coach Gerard Nus.
The Spaniard, who has been associated with the Ghana team since 2015, first as a video analyst and later as one of two assistant coaches to Israeli Avram Grant, has been left stranded in an Accra hotel awaiting his payment for helping Ghana to fourth place at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Our checks reveal the MOYS pays $170 for every night Nus stays in his hotel, meaning the bills have piled up to close to $4,250 (Ghc 20,000) during the 25 days since the AFCON. The FA however do not pay per diems for the coach, meaning he is left to fend for himself in relation to needs outside his accommodation while he waits for his money transfer notification.
Avram Grant resigned from his post as Ghana coach after failing to win the 2017 AFCON in Gabon, three weeks away from the end of his contract
Speaking to sports.onlinenigeria.com on Wednesday March 1, a day after the contract of his former boss Avram Grant expired, the 32-year-old emphasized his determination not to give up his prolonged wait despite the frustration.
Asked if he would stay for a whole year if it is what it would take for his money to be paid to him, Nus said, simple: "Yes."
The former Liverpool Youth Team coach said he still hasn't been given any assurance on when his money will hit his account or whether he will be paid at all, 25 days since returning to Ghana from Gabon.
Gerard Nus (R) pictured behind his former boss Avram Grant
"There has been no assurance of when," he said. "No news yet."
He said though he is disappointed by the delay, he does not want to believe he is being deliberately starved off his due.
"I like to think nicely about people," he explained. "So I would say it is not intentional.
The coach, meanwhile, says he has not put in an application for Black Stars' vacant coaching role, because "I know they would never appoint someone like me who is not willing to accept many things that are happening already."
"They (GFA) know me already as i have been with them for more than 2 years," he continued. "Of course it would be amazing job for any football coach to work with the Black Stars."
Currently also working with Spanish outfit Rayo Vallecano as Assistant Technical Director as well as head coach of the team's USA satellite side Rayo OKC, Nus said he is open to offers from Ghanaian clubs while he remains inconvenienced.
"As a football coach I am open to hear any football job offer from anywhere, whether club or national team," he said.
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