The founder of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Tony Baffoe disclosed that dialogue will be employed as a way of resolving the issue of inadequate player salaries currently burdening players in the First Capital Plus Premier League.
According to him player salaries is not a simple matter that can be cut and dried quickly. “I believe in structures, I believe in contributing to having very good structures,” the former Ghana defender said.
“We have long been in talks and have given a proposal to the GFA that talks about standard contracts, pension schemes, insurance packages and minimum salary caps.”
Speaking to Citi FM, he went on: “I can come out and tell you that a player should not earn less than $200 this is a figure that I am thinking of but I always have to consider the situation of majority of the clubs here.”
“The players have bought into the concept we are not going to fight the clubs but rather negotiate with them.”
*Sekondi Eleven Wise has been saved by their national supporters’ chairman, David Atta Mensah.
He has donated five hundred Ghana cedis (500Ghc) to cover the team’s transportation fare to Kumasi for a Division One League game against KFC Samosa, sportscrusader.com can confirm.
The former premier league campaigners were expected to travel to Kumasi to play the bottom-placed club last Saturday morning, but they could not embark on the journey due to lack of funds.
Reports in the local media suggested that the head coach of the club, Johnson Smith had asked each player to contribute an amount of twenty Ghana cedis (20Ghc) to enable them travel but the players declined.
The team then failed to embark on the journey given KFC Samosa assurance of securing all the three points and three goals but the 500Ghc given to the team by the Supporters’ Chairman has ignited the team’s hopes as they are on their way to Kumasi.
Speaking to sportscrusader.com, David Atta Mensah confirmed the news of the money but denied the allegations that players were asked to contribute for transportation.
“Yes, I gave them 500Ghc. I was called around 4pm on Saturday that the team could not travel because there is no money, so I had to give them the money but no player was asked to contribute anything.”
By Times Sports Reporter