Hayford slams Akenteng and GFA

Former Black Princesses coach Bashir Hayford has lamented the indifference of Ghana Football Association technical director Francis Oti Akenteng towards the settlement of outstanding salaries of national team coaches.

Hayford is among a group of junior national team coaches, both past and current, to have complained about the GFA’s inability to pay up as scheduled, and believes the situation could have been curtailed by intervention of the technical defector.

“We want somebody to fight this thing for us,” Bashir told StarrFM.

“Our technical director [Akenteng] is not fighting for us. He himself is afraid.

“I think when he hears [about this], he will call me and I will put it straight to him. He is even afraid to air these views I am putting out now.”

Goal understands Hayford is still owed salaries for his services to the national under-20 female women’s soccer team between September 2013 and July 2015.

He added: “Apart from the senior national team, none of them [other Ghana national team coaches] is paid. You ask them. I don’t think anybody who is patriotic will forget about incentives.

“You are patriotic so whatever is supposed to come to you to live, you will forget about it? It is unrealistic.”

Hayford is the current manager of reigning Premier League champions Ashanti Gold.

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