Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko forward Eric Bekoe has blamed football administrators in the country citing they are the reason why locally based players are unable to marry due to the little amount these footballers take as salaries.
In an interview with Angel FM, the former Hasaacas FC striker said:
”Even this salary you talking about management member is taking more than a player, how? After receiving the money they want results too.”
”When a player who has played outside before want to re-launch his career in the Ghana Premier League, immediately they say that player will destroy the local players we have. The reason is that they do not want you to take home more than them.
”These players carry the family burden on them and looking at the salary they take home, they continue to date without the intention of marrying.
”When they get the chance to play for Kotoko and Hearts where they are open to playing outside the country before they think of those things.”
”It is when players play for Kotoko and Hearts that they are able to remember those who contributed to their career to that level before they look back to appreciate them. Is it not that players do not show gratitude but because they are paid poorly.”
The prolific goal poacher was crowned the top scorer in the 2007/2008 Ghana Premier League season.