The playing body and that technical team of Ashantigold Sporting Club, have finally agreed to take a salary pay cut of 20% as a result of the deadly coronavirus.
The Coronavirus pandemic has halted the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League and all other sporting activities in the world.
This has forced clubs in Europe to initiate a salary cut policy to reduce their financial burden in a period where everything has come to a standstill.
Some Ghana Premier League clubs including Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak want to replicate this in the local scene because they have lost their main source of revenue (gate proceeds) but the Obuasi-based club,have finally taken bold decision to reduced their salaries by 20%.
“We all know the situation at hand because of this COVID-19, the league is suspended and there’s no football resulting in this pay-cut issue,” said deputy coach Thomas Duah in an interview with KUMASI FM 104.1MHZ.
“We are unaware of when this disease is ending making way for the return of football.
‘’Generally, it is something that cannot be forced on the players. If the management of the clubs are able to conclude mutually, that’s fine but with Ashantigold players and technical team, we have accepted a 20% pay cut. We have to be lenient and help the club president in this difficult time.
He added “I have spoken to the leadership of the playing body and they have accepted it. It is something that is not normal, players play at least eight matches in a month at times but salaries are not increased. We are only considering them in this difficult times,”