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Sports News of Sunday, 26 April 2020


Pay cut is not applicable in Ghana - Yussif Chibsah

Yussif Chibsah Yussif Chibsah

Head of Public Relations of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana’s (PFAG) Yussif Chibsah says he does not think slashing player salaries is applicable in Ghana football looking at prevailing circumstances.

In the wake of the suspension of the Ghana Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic, clubs have requested players welcome the discussion of pay cut to ease the financial burden.

Most European clubs have agreed on this initiative with their players and staff.

Some teams in Ghana have taken this into consideration but there has been a bone of contention which is the already low salaries paid players.

This has generated genuine concerns about the suitability if the pay cut measure and the possible dire effects it will have.

According to Yusif Chibsah, more players are underpaid in the country, moreover, there is a data of clubs who are yet to pay their players dating back to January.

“It's not compulsory for players to take a pay cut but rather dialogue between the management and players,” he told

“Moreover our players in the local league are highly underpaid.

“The pay cut shouldn’t be a flat amount because each player has his own peculiar contract and varying salary, their burdens are not the same too.

“Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, we have data of clubs who are yet to pay their players dated back to January.

“For my point of view, I don’t think the pay cut is applicable here in Ghana considering the situation at hand” he noted.