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Sports News of Thursday, 30 April 2020

Source: footballghana.com

Prepare a document to back any pay cut decision you take - Ashford Tetteh-Oku tell clubs


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A former Ghana Premier League Board chairman, Ashford Tetteh-Oku has advised clubs to make sure they have a document to back any decision they make with players in relation to a pay cut.

Some top-flight clubs in the country are in talks with their players to take some percentage of their monthly salary to help the club to survive the financial challenges they are facing.

According to Ashford Tetteh-Oku, clubs must not force the pay cut on players but should reach an amicable agreement.

While he elaborates on how the imposition can have a blowback, he is advising the clubs to ensure that they do a paperwork should a decision be taken.

Ashford Tetteh-Oku told Kumasi FM, “It is up to both parties to reach a compromise but even with that there should be a document to back it”.

He further shared that because the players are not the cause of the Coronavirus, they are not obliged to necessarily accept the pay cut.

“It is for the management and administrators of our clubs to learn. When contracts are signed, you must look at force majeure situations. If you do not and something happens why should the player suffer?”, he added as he rhetorically asked.

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