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Sports News of Thursday, 26 September 2019


GFA Elections: George Afriyie proposes $1000 minimum wage to Premier League players

Ghana Football Association President hopeful George Afriyie has proposed a $1000 minimum wage for footballers plying their trade in Ghana’s top-flight division

According to the Okyeman Planners owner, this move is to curb rising player exodus that has robbed the league of its most exciting prospects over the years.

A snippet of his manifesto reads: “To lead the Football Association to find ways and means of retaining football stars in the country to curb or minimize the exodus of Ghana’s budding footballers; a phenomenon that has sought to impoverish our league system for a considerable period of time.

This can be achieved by vigorously pursued sponsorship which could lead to a minimum wage of $1000 for each player in the premiership”

The Former GFA Vice capo will officially launch his manifesto and campaign on October 3 in Sunyani.