- The MLS player union list has named Jonathan Mensah as highest paid Ghanaian in the league
- He is in the MLS with about 7 other Ghanaian footballers
- Former Brazilian star, Kaka is the highest paid player in the MLS, he takes home 7,167,500.00 a year (USD 597, 291 per month)
Black Stars defender, Jonathan Mensah has been named as the highest paid Ghanaian footballer in the Major League Soccer (MLS) according to the players union list.
The MLS announced a list of 2017 player salaries in the American top flight on Tuesday, April 25 and the Ghanaians emerged the highest earner in the league.
Jonathan Mensah plays for Columbus Crew and he earns a guaranteed salary(including bonuses) of USD 844, 000 per year.
David Accam, another Ghanaian international in the MLS takes home a yearly salary of USD 820, 937 ( USD 68, 411 per month). He plays for Chicago Fire.
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Harrison Afful, a team mate of Jonathan Mensah at Columbus Crew will earn USD 296, 666 (USD 24, 722 per month).
The rest are Mohammed Abu and Alhassan “Lalas” Abubakar of the Columbus Crew will be paid yearly salaries of USD 171, 250 (USD 14, 270 per month) and USD 72, 500 ( USD 6, 041 per month) respectively.
Former Liberty Professionals forward, Latif Blessing, will walk away with USD 74, 379 a year ( USD 6, 198 per month) in wages.
Former Right To Dream graduate, Emmanuel Boateng, of the LA Galaxy’s yearly salary stands at USD 115,000 ( USD 9, 583) while Dominic Oduro of Montreal Impact’s yearly salary is USD 330, 000 (USD 27, 500). Former Asante Kotoko and HJK Helsinki defender, Gideon Baah, will earn USD 315, 000 a year (USD 26, 291 a month).
The highest-paid player in the MLS is former Brazilian international Kaka who will earn USD 7,167,500.00 a year (USD 597, 291 per month). He plays for Orlando Magic.