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Sports News of Friday, 19 October 2018


Normalization Committee must address players salaries - Dan Quaye

Dan Quaye played for Hearts and Olympics Dan Quaye played for Hearts and Olympics

Former Hearts of Oak defender Daniel Quaye has implored the Normalisation Committee to set a legislation that will cater for the wages of footballers in the Ghana Premier League.

According to the former Black Stars defender, players in the domestic top flight are "suffering" because of the meager salaries they receive at the end of the week.

“Ghanaian footballers are really suffering. You are in Ghana playing the top-flight and you cannot take home more than 1000 ghana cedis a month then what is the point to be a professional soccer player in the first place.” Dan Quaye told

“When you go to Nigeria there is a regulation that a club cannot pay a professional footballer below a certain figure and I think its 1000 dollars per month or so. Clubs who cannot honor this won’t be allowed to compete and this is what we should look at” the Hearts of Oak great said.

“The players are suffering here and my advice to the normalisation committee is to look at this serious issue. The players are then main actors in the game and their welfare must be taken serious”

“In Ghana many players are only taking peanuts as salaries. Some take as low as 200 Ghana cedis a month and even with that it is not paid on time. We are all players and I know this is what is happening.” Dan Quaye lamented.