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Sports News of Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Source: Happy 98.9FM

Pay cut not an option for Ghanaian players - Fatau Dauda

Former Black Stars and Legon Cities goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says it will be difficult for players in the domestic leagues to accept a pay cut amid the coronavirus outbreak.

All over the world, players have been urged by their teams to take a pay cut in order to save the clubs from financial stress.

There has been talks for Ghanaians players in the domestic scene to also replicate same as the Ghana Premier League is on break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Fatau Dauda, the plight of Ghanaian players at home is different to others abroad and a pay cut is not an option.

“In Ghana the economy is not good. The club owners are really trying by paying players from the own pockets. The truth is that Ghanaian players don’t earn much and it will be difficult for them to even accept a pay cut”, he told Happy FM.

According to reports, some players in the Ghana Premier League earn less than Ghc 150 or close to nothing in a month.

Some clubs also owe players in arrears of more than six months.

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