COVID-19: Pay cut not an option for Ghanaian players - Fatau Dauda

COVID-19: Pay cut not an option for Ghanaian players - Fatau Dauda

- Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says it will be difficult for players in the Ghanaian domestic leagues to accept pay cuts in the face of the deadly coronavirus

- He said unlike the rest of the world, players in the domestic league don't earn that much, therefore, cutting their pay will greatly affect them

- 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.

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Legon Cities goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says it will be difficult for players in the Ghanaian domestic leagues to accept pay cuts in the face of the deadly coronavirus.

Players all over the world have been urged by their teams to take pay cuts in order to save the clubs from financial stress with the worldwide outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

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All over the world, football leagues have all been adversely affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

There have been talks for Ghanaians players in the domestic league to also agree to adapt to same as the Ghana Premier League is on break due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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But according to Fatau Dauda the situation of Ghanaian players in are far different from that of the players abroad.

In an interview on Happy FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Fatau Dauda said Ghanaian players don’t earn much and it will be difficult for them to even accept a pay cut.

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“In Ghana the economy is not good. The club owners are really trying by paying players from their 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 said.

Some players in the Ghana Premier League earn less than GHC 150 with some clubs also owing players arrears of more than six months.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) had extended the Second Transfer Window for the 2019/2020 football season.

According to GFA, the transfer window which was open on March 16, 2020, will run till midnight on Monday, April 13, 2020.

This follows the guidelines advisory from FIFA to allow clubs to strengthen their squads.

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