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Sports News of Monday, 20 April 2020


Asante Kotoko players to suffer 40% pay cut

The paycut was agreed on by the players and club's management The paycut was agreed on by the players and club's management

Asante Kotoko players and technical staff will take a 40% pay cut during the coronavirus crisis in the country.

According to the General Manager of the club, Nana Gyambibi Coker the decision to slash down salaries was agreed during a meeting among the players, the technical staff and the management following successful consideration.

Most clubs in the Ghana Premier League have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic crisis which has led to the suspension of all football activities.

In Europe, top clubs like Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich have embarked on pay cut of players' salaries to help pay the non-playing staff of the clubs.

Speaking in an interview on Kumasi FM, he said, "It is something we initially discussed at management level. We considered our situation and our financial strength in containing our expenses and measures to help sustain the club during the suspension of the league due to COVID-19 and we considered pay-cut as one of the measures."

"We called the coach and tasked him to engage the players on our behalf and he has reported back to us they have listened to our plea and have accepted a pay cut."

"It is a 40% pay-cut and will be implemented soon."