Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) have released a statement saying that no Ghanaian club can force its players to accept a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The salary cuts initiative is being practiced across by some European football clubs in a bid to cut down their financial crisis.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought almost all sporting activities to a standstill with Ghana Premier League postponed until further notice.
Clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, AS Roma among others have all introduced player salary deferrals and salary cuts.
There have been calls for Ghanaians clubs to emulate that of the Europeans by cutting down the salaries of their players.
However, PFAG in a statement says clubs cannot decide unilaterally on reducing the salaries of players without their consent.
A statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to reports from some of our members and news in the media of clubs pushing to implement pay cuts without dialogue with the players.”
“Being minded by the present situation – COVID 19 challenges, the PFAG believes the best way forward is an open dialogue and concensus building approach. The PFAG would be grateful this matter can be resolved with the input of the players.
“Such unilateral decisions do not augur well for the future of our game.”
The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) is an accredited body by FIFPro, the worldwide representative of all professional players and is a member of the African division.
The PFAG also aims to provide a platform to build partnership among all sectors of the football community to ensure that all stakeholders act in unison in the interest of professional footballers and in improving the lives of footballers, leading to the development of sport in Ghana.