Accra Great Olympics Skipper Gladson Awako has urged Ghana Premier League clubs to pay their players not less than 3000 Ghana cedis to ensure that top-notch players remain in the local league.
The forward stressed that the salaries being paid to them is too low to cater for 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 don’t think any player will be rushing to play in say Togo or Cote d’ivoire or something”. Awako told Saddick Adams on YAC Media.
Awako further called on the country’s football governing body to put measures in place to help improve the salary structure in the domestic league.
“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.”
Gladson Awako joined Accra Great Olympics last year after ending his stint with Congolese giants TP Mazembe.