Richard Osei Agyemang has confirmed that the players and staff of AshantiGold have agreed to take a 20% pay cut in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
The outbreak of the disease has led to the suspension of football activities in the country as club owners and administrators begin to take drastic decisions to ease their financial burden.
According to the centre back, the club have had been in talks with the players and staff over a salary reduction, in order to soften the financial blow brought in by the Covid-19 crisis.
And the player has confirmed the news of the salary reduction which means the Miners are the first Ghana Premier League club to implement the salary cut.
“We met as a team and had discussions on the issue after it was suggested to us through our leaders. We had to agree because we’re not in normal times and things are difficult for club owners because there’s no football going on,” he told Otec FM.
“Agreeing to the proposal was a way of offering our help to take off some of the financial burden on the club’s chairman,” added the defender.
“Some players needed further explanations on the pay cut, which our management did as they requested. As a team, every individual has their own money they pocket every month so making them understand the situation and the need to take the pay cut was done successfully by the management.”
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association have announced that the football season which was halted by COVID-19 remains suspended until further notice and they will make public a decision on June 30, 2020 on whether to continue the 2019/20 football season or not.