Sports News of Sunday, 1 September 2019
Aduana Stars Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Albert Commey has revealed that the club have cut player salaries.
While the new Ghana Premier League is yet to begin due to dead talks between the Fifa Normalisation Committee for football administration in the country and the Ghana League Clubs Association (Ghalca), there’s been no football played in the country.
“With the situation, we find ourselves in, we are forced to slash the salaries of players because there is no football,” Commey told Asempa FM.
Commey went on to explain that the league’s recess has left club sponsors with no choice but to either suspend or pull the plug.
“Some of our sponsors have made us understand that until the league starts, they are not paying us any money while another company wrote to us that they have withdrawn their sponsorship because there is no league. You can’t fault them.”
“All these make running a club in the country difficult.”
“We had been trying to pay full salaries until this month when management sat down with players and presented them with two options – either to go sit home without pay until football returns or they take a pay cut and train with us. And they opted for the latter, that was about two weeks ago.
“We are only applying what the clauses in our contracts say in force majeure situations. The fact is that this is not deliberate. Others [clubs] begun it [a while back] but for us, it is now we are starting. However, when we start the league, it will come back to the normal pay.”
Meanwhile, July saw a proposal form the Normalisation Committee to kick off the new league season was rejected by the clubs who insisted on holding an extraordinary congress and electing a new FA leadership to supervise the organisation of the local championship.