Great Olympics attacker Gladson Awako has told clubs in Ghana to think of paying their player above 3,000 Ghana cedis as monthly salaries so as to keep top quality stars in the league.
Gladson Awako who played top level football with former CAF Champions league winners TP Mazembe stressed that, the meager salaries of 400 Ghana Cedis currently being paid by some clubs cannot keep the players and their families.
“I think the minimum amount a player in the Ghana Premier League should be paid is 3,000 cedis. It is not enough though but that should be the minimum salary cap. If players in the league get paid minimum 3000 to 4000 cedis a month, I dont think any player will be rushing to play in say Togo or Cote d’ivoire or something”. Awako told Saddick Adams on YAC Media.
The former Heart of Lions and Berekum Chelsea enforcer lamented the inability of players to take care of their family responsibilities as their salaries are inadequate, and pleaded on the Ghana FA to work towards improving the situation.
“You have a situation where players are being paid as low as 300 or 400 cedis a month. How can they take care of responsibilities at home as top-flight footballers. The authorities need to do something about it”.
Player salaries have come up for discussion with many others contemplating on cutting salaries of players in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.