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Sports News of Friday, 29 May 2020


Local players deserve $1000 monthly salary - Kotoko board member backs Felix Annan

Asante Kotoko captain, Felix Annan Asante Kotoko captain, Felix Annan

Asante Kotoko Board Member and Chief Executive officer of the Ghana EXIM Bank, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi has backed captain Felix Annan after the latter suggested a $1000 monthly salary for local players.

Felix Annan recently attributed player exodus to meager salaries given to players that ply their trade in the country and indicated that the only way player exodus can be curtailed is if clubs are able to afford a minimum of $1000 for players in the domestic scene.

The mass exodus of players in the domestic top-flight league has affected the standard of the Ghana Premier League and also the performance of Ghanaian teams in Africa.

Most players who turn out to perform well join other clubs on the continent or move to Europe.

Ghana has been ranked as the second exporter of footballers (311 players) by a survey conducted by CIES report released this year.

However, the board member of the porcupine warriors in an interview with Oyerepa FM in Kumasi supported the suggestion from the club's captain.

He said, “I agree with Felix Annan on his suggestion that local players are paid $1000, Football is about money so we will discuss as board if we can afford and negotiate with the players”

“Player Motivation will be key in our tenure. When you give a player a better welfare and you will get the best out of the player, Taking cue from how Herbert Mensah handled welfare of players at his time, I am very much interested in that” he added.