Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako has suggested that Ghana Premier League players should be paid a minimum wage of GHC3000.
The former TP Mazambe midfielder in an interview lamented over the low wages Ghana Premier League players receive monthly, citing that it is insufficient to cater for their responsibilities.
According to him, paying players an appreciable amount will help curb rising player exodus that has robbed the league of its most exciting prospects over the years.
“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,” he told Angel FM.
The 29-year old who has been a delight to watch for Great Olympics since joining prior to the start of the 2019/20 season called on club administrators to have second look about the monies paid players.
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’s Great Olympics sit 10 on the Ghana Premier League table.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Premier League in on a break due to the spread of the coronavirus.