Aduana Stars forward Yahaya Moahmmed wants clubs to consider the input of players in pay cut decisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has plunged a lot of economies into financial difficulties affecting clubs as a result.
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.
Several European clubs have either agreed or deferred their salaries in other to help combat the pandemic.
There has been the argument that players in the Ghana leagues should accept reduction in their salaries due to the financial impact of coronavirus on clubs.
According to Yahaya Mohammed, will be the principal individual to accept a decrease in salary should such a suggestion be laid before players of Aduana Stars.
“Issues of pay cut should be a consensus between players and Management of clubs,” Yahaya Mohammed told Sikka Sports. “I will be the first person to accept pay-cut at Aduana Stars,” he added.
Speaking on whether is will be right for the Ghana Premier Leagues games to be played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 32-year-old does not think it will be a good option for football administrators in the country, who largely depend on gate proceeds to finance their clubs.
“Playing Ghana Premier League games behind closed doors will affect club owners big time,” Yahaya Mohammed told Sikka Sports.
Mohammed was enjoying a good season, having bagged 11 goals before the suspension of the league. The Aduana Stars striker reveals it’s been tough for players since the halting of football.
“It’s not being easy with the suspension but taking your personal training serious is important,” says the attacker.